Articles on ‘Opera Australia’

Jason Scott Lee on stage in The King and I

Jason Scott Lee on stage in The King and I

Opera Australia and John Frost’s lavish, multi-million dollar production of The King and I premieres in Melbourne tonight and we took some time to chat with star Jason Scott Lee about performing this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Lee, who shot to fame following his portrayal of Bruce Lee in the film Dragon the Bruce Lee… Read more.


Frost and Terracini recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Producer John Frost. Image by Justine Walpole

It was announced today that leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini have been awarded an AM (Member in the General Division) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The pair are currently co-producing The King and I (starring darling of the stage Lisa McCune and international star Jason Scott Lee) which… Read more.


Opera On The Beach: Opera Australia

Opera often has the reputation of being an elitist artform, yet much of its heritage lies in raucous popular performances for the masses. The latest production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by Opera Australia is making a point of reaching out to wider Australian audiences. Michael Gow, renowned Australian playwright and director, brings plenty of… Read more.


Getting to know you: Elle Evangelista from The King and I

Elle Evangelista

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane last month, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You to introduce these new artists to their music theatre audience! Today we chat with 2103 WAAPA dance… Read more.


Opera Australia: Carmen

Last night, Opera Australia had some mighty shoes to fill. Some 20 years ago today, I was introduced to Bizet’s Carmen sitting in an ancient arena in summertime Verona. It was the quintessential setting to experience the sultry, anarchic Carmen of this renowned opera. Opera Australia and director, Francesca Zambello, stay true to the temperament… Read more.



Getting to know you: Anna Magrath from The King and I

Anna Magrath

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane last weekend, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You to introduce these new artists to their music theatre audience! We continue our series with the youngest member of… Read more.


Getting To Know You: Jenny Liu from The King and I

Jenny Liu stars as Tuptim in The King and I

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane over the weekend, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You (see what we did there?) to introduce these new artists to their music theatre… Read more.


Opera Australia: Eugene Onegin

Standing out like a jewel amidst the usual fare of Verdi, Bizet and Donizetti at Opera Australia’s Autumn Melbourne season is Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed Eugene Onegin. Directed by Danish opera director Kasper Holten, Artistic Director of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and first performed at Covent Garden in 2013, this stylish production is matched by… Read more.


The King and I – Photo Feature

Yongying Woo as Eliza in Opera Australia's The King and I , Brisbane. Image by Oliver Toth

Opera Australia and John Frost’s The King and I opens at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane tomorrow night starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune. The production, directed by Christopher Renshaw with stunning costume and set designs by Roger Kirk and Brian Thomson respectively, is a lavish and opulent revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. At… Read more.


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