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.
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’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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
BREAKING NEWS Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and John Frost from GFO have announced that international star Jason Scott Lee has withdrawn from the Melbourne season of The King and I after tearing a calf muscle during a performance. Lee, who had performed the role of the King of Siam at the London Palladium… Read more.
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.