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Wed, 17 July


Claire's Kitchen at le Salon

Claire's pop up petit cabaret presents Ayşe Göknur Shanal

Soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal will join forces with pianist John Martin to present an intimate evening of some of the most beautiful songs by Queen, including 'Love of my Life', 'Mother Love', as well as other exquisite surprises.

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Claire's pop up petit cabaret presents Ayşe Göknur Shanal
Claire's pop up petit cabaret presents Ayşe Göknur Shanal

Time & Location

17 July 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Claire's Kitchen at le Salon, 35 Oxford St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

About the event

These established classical performers will take the audiences on a emotional journey, celebrating the wonderful works of an iconic band.

This is not your regular tribute performance! This is going to be an evening you will remember for a long time

Ayşe Göknur Shanal

Brisbane born soprano Ayșe Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers. She has performed in USA, Germany, France, Ireland, India, Japan, Turkey, England, Scotland and Wales. As the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholar, she studied at London's prestigious Royal College of Music and was an adjunct member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Ayșe has won many prestigious awards and scholarships, including the Australian Singing Competition, the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship and Award, Opera Foundation Australia’s Metropolitan Opera Award (New York), McDonald’s Operatic Aria, the Queens Trust for Young Australians, Symphony Australia’s Young Performers Award (Vocal Category), and the Sonderpreis der Loreley-Festspiele at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition.

Ayșe has appeared as a guest artist with Opera Australia and Turkish State Opera. She has performed at the Aldeburgh Festival (UK) and the Sydney Festival, and has been featured as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Sydney, Penrith, Queensland, Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australia, and with the Australian Haydn Ensemble.

Last year, Ayșe has performed at Sydney Opera House, Beleura House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Bowral Autumn Music Festival, Albury Chamber Music Festival, Art Song Canberra, Lieder Society of Victoria and in Mersin, Turkey. She has recently returned from a tour of England, Scotland and Wales. On 15 December she is returned to the Sydney Opera House to present Songs for Cyprus.

This year, she is returning to perform at the Sydney Opera House and embarking on a major concert and recital tour of Germany, Spain and Cyprus, before she joins the roster with Opera Queensland.

Ayșe has released two CDs. The first of these, called Love and Life, with Evgeny Ukhanov, features Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, and is released through Taslig Records. The second CD, called Çanakkale-Gallipoli Songs, with pianist Patrick Keith et al., through Wirripang.


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