Articles on ‘Opera Australia’

Opera Australia’s Tosca – Sydney Return Season

Claudio Sgura as Scarpia and Luke Gabbedy as the Sacristan.
Photo credit Branco Gaica.

John Bell’s stark, powerful production of a Puccini classic Although Tosca was initially slammed by critics upon its premiere, the opera still stands as one of Puccini’s greatest musical achievements and one of the most spectacular operatic works in the canon. John Bell’s understated and powerful take on this classic reminds us how potent operatic… Read more.

Falstaff – Opera Australia

Warwick Fyfe as Falstaff for Opera Australia. Image by Jeff Busby

Closing Opera Australia’s 2014 season in Melbourne, Falstaff succeeds as the most intelligently integrated production of the year. As well as showcasing a large cast of Australasian principals led by Warwick Fyfe, who rollicks about while resembling an exotic, animated tropical fruit as the curiously cod-pieced but well-sung knight Sir John Falstaff, Giuseppe Verdi’s last… Read more.

Opera Australia: Don Pasquale

Opera Australia’s Don Pasquale is alive and joyous. Without dismissing a note of Gaetamo Donizetti’s opera, everyone on the stage and in the pit finds that little bit of extra love that lets everyone find the pure fun of being in and going to the opera. Dobizetti’s opera was first performed in 1843 and is based on recognisable and… Read more.

Opera Australia to send Shane Warne The Musical to India

Opera Australia has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Australia-India Council (AIC) to send Shane Warne The Musical to India. Written by Eddie Perfect, who worked with Opera Australia in its highly successful production of South Pacific in 2012, Shane Warne The Musical is one of 13 projects supported by AIC in the 2014-2015 grants scheme. The… Read more.

Getting to know you: Matthew Ngyuen

Matthew Nguyen

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I is set to open at the Sydney Opera House this week after successful seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. The national tour of this Helpmann Award Winning musical marks the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring an interview series entitled Getting… Read more.

O’Connor and McKenney to star in Anything Goes

Anything Goes - coming to Australia in 2015.

It’s a three-time Tony Award winner, it’s one of the most beloved musicals of all-time, and it’s making its way back to Australia as a co-production between Opera Australia and John Frost. It’ll visit Melbourne in May, Brisbane in July, and Sydney in September… and the cast is pretty amazing! Caroline O’Connor, one of our… Read more.

Opera Australia to present Anything Goes, 2015

Opera Australia have launched their 2015 season today and in amongst the plethora of shows to be presented is a saucy little gem called Anything Goes. Set aboard a cruise liner en route from New York to London, Cole Porter’s musical will follow South Pacific and The King and I in the September/October slot at… Read more.

Win a double pass to see Mozart and Indiana Jones combine in OA’s The Magic Flute

AussieTheatre is excited to have two double passes to give away to Opera Australia’s Indiana Jones-inspired production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Riverside Theatres on August 4. Audiences can expect mummies, hieroglyphic puzzles and a few good laughs along the way! In its enchanting quest for wisdom and true love, The Magic Flute includes demented showstoppers… Read more.

Opera Australia release Tamar Iveri from Otello contract

It was announced today that Opera Australia have released Georgian opera singer Tamar Iveri from her contract with the company, confirming she will not be performing as Desdemona in Otello next month. The singer came under fire last week for anti-gay comments posted on her Facebook wall last year, in which she allegedly referred to homosexuals as… Read more.