The Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s only peer-assesssed performing arts industry awards, were presented at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening. Hosted by Patron Julia Zemiro, it featured performances by Otto and Astrid of Die Roten Punkte, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble and Yumi Umiumare. Celebrating the outstanding work presented in Melbourne during 2016, the 34th Annual Green Room Awards… Read more.
Opera Queensland and Blue Roo Theatre Company joined forces to create a production of Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice (fun fact: this is the opera parodied so perfectly by Offenbach’s satirical masterpiece Orpheus in the Underworld). You may well be familiar with the ancient Roman story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice dies from a snake… Read more.
Win your chance to be part of an historical event in Melbourne! For the first time ever, The Regent Theatre on Collins St Melbourne will house an opera, and we have 3 double passes to give away! Wagner’s powerful psychological drama Tannhäuser – starring Transylvanian tenor Marius Vlad – will open on Sunday 14 August and… Read more.
The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. Check out our full list of winners below. BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY MARK LEONARD WINTER King Lear Sydney Theatre Company BEST… Read more.
Live Performance Australia have confirmed the lineup of hosts for the 2016 Helpmann Award ceremony, scheduled to take place at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 25 July on the set of Singin’ In The Rain. The show’s star – Adam Garcia – along with theatrical luminaries Helen Dallimore, Guy Noble, Simon Philips, Queenie van de… Read more.
Opera tickets can get very pricey very past, so it’s nice to hear some affordable ticketing news today, and this time it concerns one of the biggest spectacles in the Sydney social calendar: Turandot, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. At 4:30pm on the day of each performance, Opera Australia is releasing 45 tickets for $45 each…. Read more.
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the world’s most loved comedic opera, Rossini’s The Barber of Selville, Opera Australia is offering 200 tickets for 200 cents for under 30 year olds. Rossini’s The Barber of Selville premiered in 1816 and has gone on to become an international hit. With its fast-pace and quick wit,… Read more.
It’s the third Tuesday in February, folks! (And we all know what THAT means) It’s THEATRE DAY! (#TheatreDay16) and the official announcement day for The Green Room Award Nominations in Victoria. The 2015 Green Room Award noms were released this morning in the categories of Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Independent Theatre, Dance, Opera, Design, Experimental Performance,… Read more.
A landmark artistic event is taking place over four nights this week on ABC1 and it’s pretty darn exciting. Our national opera company (Opera Australia) and our national broadcaster (ABC TV) have come together to bring The Divorce, a unique, multi-platform project that will reinvent opera for television, film and online audiences all across the… Read more.
Opera in a big house can be distancing for an audience sitting three hundred seats away, squinting themselves blind for three hours trying to make out the shapes on stage while attempting to understand what in the Pavarotti is going on. Step into an Underground Opera Company production however, and you will be treated to… Read more.