Opera Australia is selling Halloween costumes for as little as $2

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

Halloween is here in 19 days, so now’s about the time you hit the ‘panic’ button. That’s why Opera Australia has decided to be basically everyone’s saviour this year by putting on a sale to end all sales as they empty out their MASSIVE warehouse. The thing with Opera Australia is that every costume they’ll […]

The Merry Widow operetta is coming to the Melbourne Arts Centre in November

Opera Australia Merry Widow

If operettas (little operas) are more your thing than full-blown three-hour productions, then The Merry Widow might be right up your alley. Especially flown in for it, Melbourne-born international opera star Danielle de Niese will make a return to home to perform in her first opera in Australia. MORE: It’s been a decade since the […]

Ferruccio Furlanetto & Igor Tchetuev in recital with Opera Australia

Feruccio Furlanetto Opera Australia recital

World renowned baritone, Italian Ferruccio Furlanetto flew in to Sydney recently to make an appearance on the stage of the Sydney Recital Hall that was more than well-received. For an hour and twenty minutes, he and pianist, Ukrainian Igor Tchetuev performed in a recital after Furlanetto wound-up his acclaimed performances as King Philip II in Don Carlos to give […]

MLC Centre unveils Disposable Truths by Marina DeBris

MLC Marina De Bris coffee cup artwork 1

As much as we want it to, making the world more environmentally conscious doesn’t happen at the snap of your fingers. Though that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. By taking just baby steps and making small changes to our daily habits we can and do make a difference. Marina Debris has made a career […]

Melbourne artist “Rone” paints portraits on grain silos in the Mallee

Pieces of Victoria Rone Silos 1

When thinking of farms, few things like animals and corn fields come to mind instantaneously. Visually, one thing commonly found on farm lands are those giant grain silos. You see them when driving through the countryside, sticking out like sore thumbs in otherwise very flat lands. The street art community is a grassroots movement that […]

It’s been 10 years since the saddest day for opera

Luciano Pavarotti At Poplar Creek

Back in 1983, Dame Joan Sutherland – after who the Sydney Opera House’s largest theatre is named – and the world’s most famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti joined forces to bring crowd to tears. Some 27 years before, Opera Australia was founded to occupy the Sydney Opera House and take-on the world’s operatic stage. It’s been […]

Christian Dior celebrates 70 years of haute couture only at NGV Melbourne

Dior exhibition 70 years haute couture NGV Melbourne Christian

Stop what you’re doing – the highly-anticipated Dior exhibition has landed in Melbourne. To celebrate seventy years of haute couture, the House of Dior has treated Melburnians with an exquisite never-before-seen exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. From the outset, prepare to be dazzled and stunned. MORE: Take a look back at the exquisite Viktor […]

The winner of the Archibald has been announced and you’ll love it

Mitch Cairns Agathe Goethe Snape Archibald Gallery NSW

As an artist, it’s one of the most coveted prizes available: The Archibald Prize is awarded each year to an artist who creates the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. It’s something that many receive and scores more never do, […]

Why 2018 will be Opera Australia’s most creatively-charged year yet

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F fireworks

The last few months posed a challenge – albeit exciting – for Opera Australia. Why? They went without their coveted Joan Sutherland Theatre in the illustrious Sydney Opera House and it was a whole new challenge. RELATED: The saddest thing to happen to opera since 2015 However, despite that 2018 is proving to be a […]

Decorate your walls with your favourite city using Modern Map Art

Modern Map Art Melbourne

Choosing what to hang on your walls is hard. Will the colours work? Will the design complement or ruin your room’s aesthetic? How big should the thing be that’s hanging off your wall? The questions are endless, but at least by using an art provider like Modern Map Art, you’ll have one element sorted – […]

The most stunning costumes from Aida on the beach by Opera Australia

Coming soon to the beaches of the Coolangatta Beach in Queensland, Opera Australia will put on Aida by Verdi, the timeless tale of a Nubian princess. In advance of the premiere on September 21 running til the 30th, here’s where you can have a listen to the overture and a peek at some of the […]

Madama Butterfly is flying away and it’s sad

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly 1

Madama Butterfly, one of the easiest operas to watch for the newcomer and one of the most classic love stories of all time by Puccini is fluttering away. Director Moffatt Oxenbould’s magnificent production is being a last hurrah with a final two-week season at the Capitol Theatre in October. Premiering in 1997 this production of […]