Universal Music launches Sydney nightclub concert series with suave tenor Noah Stewart.

If there’s a life lesson in the Brindisitoast of Verdi’s La Traviata,it’s that opera and cocktails go well together. And now Universal Music is pouring the drinks at its new series of “Yellow Lounge” classical concerts, launching on September 19 at The Loft in Darling Harbour.

The latest classical venture in what is becoming a worldwide trend (in Sydney alone, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Australiaand Musica Viva have all presented concerts in inner-city pubs and pop-up bars this past year), Yellow Lounge launches its first Australian incarnation after successful stints in Amsterdam, Vienna and New York.

The Sydney Yellow Lounge will be inaugurated by Harlem-born tenor Noah Stewart, who recently made his Covent Garden debut and became the first black artist to reach Number One in the UK classical charts. He will be joined by Australian The Voicecontestant Rachael Leahcar, with whom he  recorded a duet for his album Noah,out this week. Lest we forget we’re in a cocktail bar, female DJ duo The Faders round off...

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