Broadway in Sydney: Opera Australia’s ‘The Merry Widow’, showing now

Merry Widow Opera cancan

It was late last year that Melbourne soprano superstar Danielle de Niese made her triumphant return to the Melbourne Arts Centre stage in the debut of the new Graeme Murphy production of The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) by Opera Australia. By Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in the early 1900s, the piece has been reimagined in a Broadway-come-Gatsby […]

What to know about Opera Australia’s The Merry Widow before opening night

New Year, new line-up and Opera Australia is not set to disappoint this summer season in 2018. First cab off the rank this year is the latest production, The Merry Widow, exploring the story of the tiny state of Pontevedro, which is bankrupt. Their only hope of financial salvation lies in Hanna, a beautiful widow who inherited […]

The Opera Australia and Mazda ‘Opera in the Domain’ is back again this summer

Mazda Opera Domain

If you’re not in Melbourne for the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl, then the Sydney version that is the Opera in the Domain is back with a vengeance and better than ever. A stellar line up of Australia’s finest opera singers and musical talents will gather under the stars on Saturday 13 January 2018 to perform […]

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 […]