Thanks to Opera Australia, we are pleased to bring you this fantastic video interview with Neil Rutherford, casting director for the upcoming production of South Pacific. Although Teddy Tahu Rhodes has been confirmed as Emile, the full cast is set to be announced in late April/early May ahead of an opening at the Sydney Opera house… Read more.
The new year is beginning with a flourish for Opera Australia as the 2012 ‘Summer of Mozart’ kicks off this evening at the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Mozart’s classic opera The Magic Flute has been transformed for the 21st century by acclaimed director Julie Taymor with giant puppets, dancing animals and the next generation… Read more.
Opera Australia has recently gone through a resurgence in presenting some very sexy and stylish operas.
I read someone recently on one of the AussieTheatre.com forums comment that this is a boom time for musicals in Australia – WRONG!! A few shows coming into cities (and some of them new musicals getting an off-off-off Broadway tryout) does not constitute a boom time. In fact, all theatre managements are struggling at the… Read more.
What is it about Gilbert and Sullivan? I try and scoff at the dated humour and chorus of ancient schoolgirls, but it’s impossible not to enjoy a song about a snickersnee. And, dare I say, Opera Australia’s current production of The Mikado is slightly better than my high school production in 1984. Based on a… Read more.
Georges Bizet’s The Pearlfishers is never going to be my favourite opera. Perhaps I was spoiled at age 25 having seen Bizet’s Carmen in an ancient arena in Verona, Italy, but it simply lacks the intensity that this kind of love story demands. Having said that, Opera Australia’s production of The Pearlfishers is a polished… Read more.