A day in the life of a modern Opera Australia diva: Stacey Alleaume

Merry Widow Opera Australia Stacey Alleaume

Stacey Alleaume is a soprano singer for Opera Australia whose tenure to-date has been more than impressive. Currently performing the role of Valencienne in the soon-to-come production by Opera Australia, The Merry Widow, she epitomises the modern day dive (not in the Mariah Carey or Naomi Campbell way) as she wows with her stunning vocals. Well-practised from […]

James Batchelor stretches time and space in his new dance work REDSHIFT

James Batchelor RedShift Chunky Move Melbourne

From 23 November to 2 December, dancer James Batchelor will be putting his reception of Chunky Move’s prestigious Next Move 2017 commission in his presentation of the world premiere of REDSHIFT.  Noted as one of Australia’s most formidable young dance makers, Batchelor is pulling out all stops this season to answer such interpretive porognostications without clarity as […]

Mazda Opera in the Bowl hits a 10-year milestone on a high in Melbourne

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Since 2007, Opera Australia has dazzled and delighted over thirteen thousand music lovers, singers and opera-curious alike with the vocal talents and stylings of their cast and costume department in the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl. This year in 2017, it’s back again, taking over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to fill the Melbourne city skyline […]

What to look forward to in 2018 from the Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company is one of Australia’s most prestigious dance troupe companies that operates around the country and internationally, having made dance and its name almost one in the same. MORE: All about the ‘Frame of Mind’ showcase by Sydney Dance Company Next year, 2018, brings a raft of sensational productions from the dancers who’ve […]

‘The Magic Flute’ by Uni of Sydney is perfect for future opera singers

Sydney Conservatorium Music Con Opera Mozert Magic Flute Zauberflote Queen of the Night Pamina

Sure, it’s one thing to see some of the world’s greatest opera singers do their thing for the likes of Opera Australia, but what about the up-and-coming talent that you don’t see too often? Well, a lot of them come from the likes of Sydney’s prestigious Conservatorium of Music, are students and offer some of […]

Madama Butterfly by Opera Australia is flying away after 20 years

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly Capitol Theatre Sydney set

It was 20 years ago that Moffatt Oxenbould directed Opera Australia’s since two decade-long production that is Madama Butterfly. The production has lived on between cities, bringing the joy of the Madama to audiences around Australia but now after a fair stint, Opera Australia is retiring the production, giving the Butterfly one last flutter before […]

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 […]