This is 2021. This is Opera.

Single tickets on sale now.


An Aria A Day #117

by Émile Paladilhe
Piano Narelle French

2nd September, 2020

Billboard charting artist, contralto Anastasia Lee sings Paladilhe’s haunting ‘Psyché’ from her home in Wisconsin, USA.

Recently, Anastasia has collaborated with Josh Groban and the Italian tenor, Micheal Castaldo.

Composed in 1887 and immortalised in the 1930s by Dame Maggie Teyte, ‘Psyché’ is perhaps the best-known of Paladilhe’s many works. A careful listening to the freedom of the ‘spoken’ style of ‘Psyché’ reminds us that composers such as Debussy owe a great deal to earlier composers such as Paladilhe.

    Sign up for the latest news

    By signing up to the Opera Queensland newsletter you agree to our Terms and Conditions and that you have read our Privacy Policy, including our Cookie use.


    Hi, what are you looking for?