Articles on ‘Opera Australia’

My Fair Lady, Melbourne

Image by Belinda Strodder

“Words, words, words! I’m so sick of words I get words all day through.” This was always my favourite song from Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady. Even with misguided-teen romance-goggles, I appreciated Eliza’s frustration with being told what to do, think and say. Show her! Show me! Show us! Which is hard to do… Read more.


Carmen on Sydney Harbour creatives release damning statement ahead of opening night

Carmen Set. Image courtesy of Opera Australia

Yesterday afternoon lauded creatives (between them they’ve won Helpmanns, an Emmy, and a Tony) Brian Thomson AM, Julie Lynch, and Gale Edwards released a statement regarding Opera Australia’s revival of Carmen on Sydney Harbour. Following an exposé in Daily Review revealing, among other situations of discord within the company, that Opera Australia did not invite the team… Read more.


Loverly Return: Encore My Fair Lady season confirmed for 2017, Sydney

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Julie Andrews’ 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady – the most successful show ever to play at the Sydney Opera House – has confirmed it will be returning to Sydney in 2017. The major musical, starring Anna O’Byrne, Robyn Nevin and Reg Livermore, played its final performance at the Joan Sutherland Theatre yesterday (5 November) and producers… Read more.


Pacific Opera facing shock closure

Pacific Opera.

Pacific Opera, an influential program for young, exceptional performers has announced this week that it is under threat. A provider of talent to Opera Australia and other international companies, Pacific Opera is at risk of closure after losing its primary source of funding – private donations. Established in 2003 by former Opera Australia principal Christine… Read more.



My Fair Lady – Sydney Season

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

My Fair Lady first appeared on Broadway 60 years ago, and ever since it has won the hearts of fans and critics alike. This transformation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion to this Lerner and Loewe musical was a huge success – finding a new audience for the story of a plain, poorly-spoken flower girl who… Read more.


My Fair Lady – Photo Feature

Principal cast of My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s celebrated musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Opera Australia and John Frost have brought Dame Julie Andrews – the original Eliza Dootlittle herself – to Sydney to direct a new production which pays homage to the original 1956 work, featuring Oliver… Read more.


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