Articles on ‘Opera Australia’
Though only in its third year in 2014, Opera on the Harbour has swiftly become a fast fixture of the cultural (and social) calendar not only for Sydney, but also Australia at large and even the international opera community. With two years of stellar productions behind them, and interest about 2014’s incarnation of Madame Butterfly… Read more.
Eugene Onegin is an operatic experience with a difference. A “classic” by Tchaikovsky, it spent the earliest years of its history, touring Europe where it was viewed as something of a Russian curiosity. Based on a novel of the same name in verse by Aleksandr Pushkin, it takes its literary source and alters it categorically… Read more.
Australian music legend and theatrical icon Marty Rhone will join the cast of The King and I, opening at QPAC Brisbane in April this year. Rhone, who is well known to Australians for his roles in Class of ’75 and Number 96 as well as his pop hits ‘Denim and Lace’ and ‘Mean Pair of Jeans’, is set to… Read more.
Carmen’s passion strikes you full force. By word, by deed and through it’s famous score, it’s a crazed tale of misbegotten adventure with the good corrupted and vanquished at every turn by the deadliest of all mortal emotions: l’amour. In a world of earthen tones where the sun beats down by day and the flames… Read more.
The Turk in Italy arrived in Sydney last night in grand style in a new, groundbreaking production directed by Simon Phillips and designed by Gabriela Tylesova. A flop for most of its lifetime, The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia) will see in its 200th anniversary (it was first presented at La Scala, Milan… Read more.
What is a Julie Taymor production so far as the modern theatre is concerned? An incontestable powerhouse of influence, famed director Taymor’s creativity for design has always seemed to be at its strongest when she has been called upon to re-imagine a classic. And though her most notable work of the music theatre The Lion King is packing… Read more.
In their first collaborative rendezvous, Opera Australia and John Frost have produced a highly successful production of South Pacific. Despite this, the show itself has mellowed from its fiercely political origins, and its relevance in a contemporary age is questionable. It’s no surprise that Lisa McCune is a perfectly charming Nellie Forbush and, in many… Read more.
Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and Australia’s most prolific theatrical producer John Frost have announced further casting for their upcoming co-production of The King and I. Making her professional debut in the role of Tuptim will be young soprano Jenny Liu, who completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music… Read more.
Derek Young AM has stepped down as chairman of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group after 7 years in the role. John Irving, who joined the AMPAG board in 2010, took over the position yesterday. Young retired from his position as chair of the Melbourne Theatre Company last month after 19 years of service and… Read more.
On Monday night, Götterdämmerung, the final and longest opera of the Melbourne Ring Cycle opened. The cycle is complete and there are two more complete cycles to run. The full cycles are sold out, but there are still return and rush tickets available for each opera. Although, I’m not sure how to choose just one of… Read more.