Opera Australia is premiering an exciting new work this April called ‘Two Weddings, One Bride‘, to be staged at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House while the Joan Sutherland Theatre is being renovated. MORE: Why you need to see Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliaci this season at Melbourne’s Arts Centre Created by highly respected conductor and musical […]
It’s funny; Hollywood movies these days try so hard, pour-in millions of dollars and use some of the world’s greatest ‘talent’ to have the same affect on you as the script of an opera written 154 years ago does. Such is the power of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on show at the moment by Opera Australia. Sure, […]
It’s really not often you hear an opera in Polish, especially in Australia, but Opera Australia took it upon themselves this season to produce just that. King Roger is the Polish language masterpiece written in 1926 by Karol Szymanowski that takes-on many points of contention for many people, regardless of what you think about opera. The […]
New year, new program and this one by Opera Australia is a stellar line-up. We’re talking La Traviata (from ‘Pretty Woman’!), Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, La Boheme and the epic Carmen on the stage of Handa Opera on the Harbour. Prepare to have multiple heart attacks. More notably and as the first cab-off-the-rank for the program, […]
We all know Australian opera by Opera Australia is amongst the best in the world. Couple that with the award-winning and renowned home of it, the Sydney Opera House and you know it can’t get much better. Until it does. Atop a flotilla on the world famous Sydney Harbour itself, Handa Opera takes centre stage […]
Performances on repeat, the world over are normally something reserved for the most timeless and internationally acclaimed of opera around the world like Carmen, Turandot and La Boheme. But turn the focus ever so slightly to what is our international acclaimed backyard and you’ll find that’s to the case. Opera Australia‘s third iteration of the […]
Opera Australia is turning out all sorts of magic for the next season of performances!
There’s a bit of a stigma about Simon Boccanegra, the opera written by Giuseppe Verdi in 1857, which if you haven’t previously seen the performance, puts it in bad stead in your mind before you even sit down. Why? It was described as ‘cold, monotonous and a fiasco’ Verdi himself and is often attributed as […]
The old adage says that ‘we always want what we can’t have’. Though in this case, we want what we want; and we want the rest of it, too. Such is the story of Carmen in this year’s production by Opera Australia of the libretto by Georges Bizet, a touching homage to the flippant and whimsical […]
Opera Australia has turned 60 and has never been more successful!
If you’re a fan of the timeless classic Mrs. Doubtfire starring the now passed Robin Williams (and who isn’t!), you probably would be familiar with one of the most famous arias in the world from this classic operatic piece by composer Rossini, first performed in 1816. And to make it even better, if this is you, you’d enjoy […]
No one ever takes that kindly to being deceived. They didn’t 163 years ago and they still don’t today. The old adage fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you comes to mind, despite the fact the story in the libretto of renowned opera The Pearlfishers from 1863 by Georges Bizet is based around […]