Articles on ‘Opera’

2016 Green Room Award winners announced

Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

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.


Orpheus and Eurydice – Blue Roo Theatre

Blue Roo Theatre. Photo supplied.

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.


Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

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.


Adam Garcia among hosts of 16th annual Helpmann Awards

Adam Garcia will star in Singin' in the Rain in 2016.

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.



Green Room Award Nominations announced

Green Room Award Nominations announced

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 different kind of opera: Matt McFarlane on ABC and Opera Australia’s The Divorce

Matt McFarlane

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 the Reservoir

Opera in the Reservoir - The Underground Opera Company. Image Supplied.

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.


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