Articles on ‘Opera Australia’
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.
“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.
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.
To celebrate its 200th performance of Verdi’s romantic epic La Traviata, Opera Australia is inviting you all in to celebrate – and maybe experience this story for the first time – by offering 200 tickets for 200 cents. That’s two dollars for a night at the opera! The tickets are for the performance on Wednesday… Read more.
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, 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.
Here’s a surprise piece of news! This evening Opera Australia announced the resignation of its CEO, Craig Hassall AM. Hassall has given six months’ notice before his exist, during which time the company will search for his replacement. Hassall has been appointed Chief Executive at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2017. Opera Australia today announced the… Read more.
A performer’s versatility is not only important in maintaining an interesting and rewarding career, but crucial in being able to continue as a working artist. Yet being able to swing from screen to musicals to opera requires a wide set of skills and techniques, as well as the ability to overcome preconceptions that artists can and… Read more.
Opera Australia’s 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady is a hit. It has been an opportunity for fans new and old to see an authentic recreation of one of the most sumptuous musicals of the century, with one of our most beloved actors, Julie Andrews, in the director’s chair. But for 88-year-old Ailsa Sloane,… Read more.
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.