By Bryce Hallett Madama Butterfly has attracted the highest attendance figures since Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour began in 2012. More than 42,500 came to the…
Cheat sheet: Rigoletto
Everything you need to know about the opera many consider Verdi’s masterpiece.
Meet Pinkerton: Georgy Vasiliev
In his professional headshot, Georgy Vasiliev looks a little bit like a 1940s film star with honey-brown hair, golden eyes and a picture-perfect tuxedo.
Prints charming: making of the Rigoletto costumes
Hidden in the mezzanine floor of the Opera Australia workshop and wardrobe department is the art department.
Cheat Sheet: Madama Butterfly
A cheat’s guide to the beautiful opera Madama Butterfly.
Paul Selar, newly appointed Critic In Training, shares his first impressions of Rigoletto Last Saturday night, at approximately 10pm, a brutal murder was witnessed at the Arts…
Opera Australia welcomed over 460,000 people in 2013, through a diverse program of opera, music theatre, concerts and festival/outdoor events. Many of these people were new…
From murderous to mad, mums in opera get a pretty bad wrap. Ahead of mother’s day, we thought we’d find the best of mums in opera…
Close to home As one masterpiece marches in, another flutters out.
17 opera stars 5 covers in case a principal artist takes ill 3 children to alternate in the role of Sorrow 24 Chorus singers 16 extras/actors…
The Royal Opera House says farewell to an iconic show, The King and I cast dances on and your reactions to Madama Butterfly on the Harbour.
By Bryce Hallett The majesty and drama of Madama Butterfly has won over opera critics, music lovers and the public at large. But what of the…