Articles on ‘South Pacific’

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.

South Pacific opens in Perth

Mitchell Butel as Luther Billis. Image by
Image by Kurt Sneddon

Opera Australia and John Frost’s smash hit production of South Pacific opens tonight in Perth, playing a limited four week run at Crown Theatre (formerly Burswood). Lauded leading lady Lisa McCune and opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes will reprise the roles of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque in this fifth leg of South Pacific’s… Read more.

Leading cast announced for Opera Australia’s The King and I

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will star in The King and I for Opera Australia.

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will star in the Opera Australia/Gordon Frost Organisation revival of the Tony-award winning Australian production of The King and I, which will play across Australia in 2014. Lisa McCune, the four-time Gold Logie winner, plays English governess Anna Leonowens, while internationally acclaimed opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes takes on… Read more.

South Pacific – Sydney Return Season

Rhodes' musical theatre career began with South Pacific 2012. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Image by Kurt Sneddon

When Opera Australia’s South Pacific opened in Sydney last year, something wonderful happened: it resonated with people. Embarking on a lengthy Australian tour, it’s finally back at the Opera House, and it’s better than ever. A classic musical – one of the most highly-regarded musicals of the last century – South Pacific is a true… Read more.

Mitchell Butel joins cast of South Pacific for Perth season

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Opera Australia's South Pacific will be welcoming acclaimed actor Mitchell Butel to the company as the raucous Seabee Luther Billis for its Perth leg this November  Butel, who has worked extensively with Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, MTC, STC and Belvoir will be stepping into the role after the show concludes its return season at Sydney Opera House in November…. Read more.

The return of South Pacific

Last month, AussieTheatre attended an exclusive lunch with Lisa McCune, Christine Anu and Gyton Grantley, hosted by Opera Australia to celebrate the return of South Pacific to the Sydney Opera House. We got their thoughts on the show and the upcoming season. When Opera Australia announced in late 2011 they were to co-produce South Pacific… Read more.