Articles on ‘Emma Matthews’

Full cast announced for Melba at the Hayes

Emma Matthews is Melba | Photo by Carolyn Mackay Clark

Rehearsals for Melba A New Australian Musical developed through New Musicals Australia, commence Monday 17th of July Starring Emma Matthews, Melba will play Hayes Theatre Co from August 11 with the season extended to September 9. Joining Emma Matthews is a stellar cast; Annie Aitken, Michael Beckley, Caitlin Berry, Andrew Cutcliffe, Blake Erickson, Genevieve Lemon, Adam… Read more.

Hayes Theatre Co announce final 2017 program

Hayes Theatre Co announce final 2017 program

Earlier this evening, Hayes Theatre Co unveiled the shows that will make up Act Two of their 2017 season at an intimate announcement event. Their July – December program is packed full of fun no matter what type of theatre you prefer, and we have all the details below! Under the Covers Following the previously… Read more.

Victorian Opera: Voyage to the Moon

Voyage to the Moon. Sally-Anne Russell , Emma MAtthews. Photo by Jeff Busby

Tuesday’s audience at Melbourne’s Recital Centre were noisy, but with mumblings of “wonderful” and interjections of “brava”, there’s nothing to complain about. They were cheering Voyage to the Moon, a Victorian Opera and Musica Viva collaboration. With a new text by director Michael Gow that’s based on a sixteenth century poem, the score includes known and lesser-known Baroque… Read more.

Review: The Turk in Italy

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.

Review: La Traviata, Opera Australia

In Opera Australia's season commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of composer Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata cannot help but stand out. A famous opera, yes, it also possesses a story that has inspired so many classic tales in modern culture. Its characters and archetypes are easily identifiable and it remains in that special place between… Read more.

Opera Australia: Partenope

I don’t want to been seen as the always dissenting reviewer – but here I go again! This production garnered glowing reviews and a collection of Helpmann awards for its cast when it was staged in Sydney in 2010. But while this Partenope is a visual and musical feast, I am unconvinced the relocation and… Read more.

Opera Australia: Emma Matthews’ marvellous madness

The enduring popularity of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor can perhaps be compared to childbirth: the beautiful music and emotional power of Act III ameliorates the memory of the often painful banality of the preceding acts. I have seen prod online levitra uctions of Lucia that have managed to cope with its innate flaws but this… Read more.