Articles on ‘Opera Australia’

17th annual Helpmann Award Nominations announced

Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Live Performance Australia tonight announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 17th annual Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In the Musical Theatre realm, My Fair Lady earned 9 nominations, while The Book of Mormon earned 8 and Aladdin and Kinky Boots each received 7 nominations in various categories, including Best Musical. The winners… Read more.


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.


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