Former Shoalwater resident John Longmuir appearing in film version of the opera Turandot

Former Shoalwater resident John Longmuir appearing in film version of the opera Turandot
Former Shoalwater resident John Longmuir appearing in film version of the opera Turandot

FORMER Shoalwater resident John Longmuir will feature in the film Turandot at Ace Cinema Rockingham this month.

From performing in Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah, John is now known as one of Australia’s brightest young tenors.

He studied at the Australian Opera Studio where he graduated with Merit in 2008.

In 2009, he moved to Europe where performed in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Berliner Cappella, Fauré’s La Naissance de Venus at the Konzerthaus, Berlin as well as concert appearances in Italy.

John has performed all genres of vocal music including opera, oratorio, operetta, lieder and music theatre.

His awards include the Opera and Arts support group scholarship and the inaugural Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto award. Other prizes include the Royal Schools Music Competition and the Australian National Eisteddfod.

Turandot is a Puccini classic opera created especially for the acclaimed Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s outdoor water-stage.

Director Chen Shi-Zheng brings a unique perspective to this classic story Turandot about a beautiful and powerful princess, who challenges her many suitors to answer three riddles on pain of death.

Turandot has a cast of 78 and features a stunning set such as a 60m fire-breathing dragon and a shimmering pagoda that stands 18m tall. The opera presents a sleek and modern China, with set elements and costumes that reflect the spirit of today.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Turandot

WHERE: Ace Cinema Rockingham

WHEN: Saturday, September 3 6.30pm, Sunday, September 4 12.30pm and Wednesday, September 7 10.30am