Articles on ‘Sydney Opera House’
South Pacific is one of the most enduring musicals of our time and a stunning new revival opens tonight at the Sydney Opera House. AussieTheatre’s Ben Neutze caught up with stars of the production Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and President of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organisation Ted Chapin… Read more.
Opera Australia’s production of South Pacific starring Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes began previews this week at the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House and we have a very special photo feature to share with you ahead of tomorrow’s official opening night. The production will be playing at the Opera House for 4 weeks before it… Read more.
It has been confirmed that Simon Burke will host the 12th annual Helpmann Award Ceremony this year and with less than two weeks until nominations are released, the industry is a-buzz with all things Helpmann. Monday 6 August will see the 2012 Helpmann Award nominees announced in Sydney, Melbourne and (for the very first time)… Read more.
Opera audiences know what’s coming when they book tickets for Aida – big love story, big cast, big singing and big sets. It’s constantly described as ‘opera at its grandest’ and comes with a certain expectations. Director and choreographer Graeme Murphy’s ambitious production delivers on most of these expectations, but often misses the mark. In… Read more.
Despite being composed almost 100 years ago, Die tote Stadt has never before been performed in Australia. Despite being composed almost 100 years ago, Die tote Stadt has never before been performed in Australia. Composed by Academy Award winner Erich Wolfgang Korngold, when he was only 23 years old, the score has touches of Puccini and… Read more.
There is a point at the very start of the play when Jack Thompson as First Voice in Under Milk Wood, says ‘come with me’ and I kid you not, I almost got up out of my chair and followed him. Such is the power of Jack Thompson’s voice. He is mesmerising on stage by… Read more.
Don’t get me wrong, I love political theatre that is controversial and thought provoking but sometimes it is nice to go to the theatre and just be entertained. And after the recent offerings of the big city theatre companies it is nice to be able to sit, enjoy and not worry about having to think… Read more.
Macbeth – “The Scottish Play” – is famously believed to be cursed. According to theatre lore, the witches’ incantation in the first act of the play, which William Shakespeare wrote with detail to appease King James, who had written a book on the behaviour of witches, hit a little too close to home with a… Read more.
As is the case on most sunny Sydney evenings, on the opening night of Cosi Fan Tutte, a young bride and groom posed on the steps of the Opera House for their wedding portraits. Inside the Opera Theatre, the opening scene of Jim Sharman’s 2009 production of Cosi featured a bride and groom who looked startlingly like those on… Read more.
It goes without saying that Benedict Andrews’ Marriage of Figaro is not one for the Mozart purists. But I’ll say it once more as a warning – this is not for the purists. Sung in English and set in a present day gated community where the Count feels like a secret mafia boss and Susanna… Read more.