Opera Australia’s ‘Two Weddings, One Bride’ will change opera for you

Two Weddings One Bride Opera Australia Playhouse THE F 2

The words ‘opera’ and ‘humour’ don’t often come together when replaying majestic tales of love lost and heartbreak from hundreds of years ago, until you seethe latest Two Weddings, One Bride by Opera Australia. As at last the Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House undergoes its $200 million acoustic renovation, Opera Australia has been […]

Why ‘Carmen Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’ is the best date night

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F fireworks

It’s true when Bizet scripted his famous opera ‘Carmen‘ in 1875, he never would’ve thought it would be played out on such an international – albeit floating – stage, received so loved by thousands. Opera Australia has reimagined the classic and turned it out on the flotilla stage that has stunned the world for years […]

Behind ‘Carmen’ on Sydney Harbour with one of it its principal tenors

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F full cast

Arnold Rutkowski is one of the principal tenors in this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, taking on the role of Don Jose in the production of the classic by Bizet, ‘Carmen’. Ahead of the performance’s debut this Friday on Sydney Harbour, we spoke to the Polish singer who let us in on a little bit […]

Why you need to see the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of Carmen

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F big dress

Few things in this world as an adult can leave you dumbfounded, but the forthcoming production by Opera Australia of Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen’  is definitely one of them. And that’s being said without even having seen it yet. Sure, we saw the interpretation of the romantic, saucy, firey, spicy (etc.) story of love and flirtatiousness come […]