By Bryce Hallett The serenity of traditional Japan and the bustle of modern Tokyo come into vibrant play at the five dining areas on the harbour…
A new Madama Butterfly takes flight with La Fura dels Baus
When Lyndon Terracini appointed La Fura dels Baus to direct and design Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2014, he knew they would bring something very special.
Cheat Sheet: Eugene Onegin
A cheat’s guide to the beautiful Russian opera.
Warwick Fyfe on great art and playing the fool in Rigoletto
How do you sell great art? How do you distill a work like Rigoletto into a few lines one might put on a poster?
In his words: Kasper Holten on Memory
Kasper Holten was inspired by the idea of memory in his new staging for Eugene Onegin, coming to Sydney and Melbourne this year. Eugene Onegin is essentially about growing up and…
Cheat Sheet: Carmen
Everything you need to know about the world’s most popular opera.
Nancy Fabiola Herrera: “Carmen doesn’t have to be beautiful”
Playing the feisty heroine at the centre of Bizet’s opera hundreds of times has given Nancy Fabiola Herrera a strong sense of just who “Carmen” is.
A year in the spotlight: Nicole Car on balance, burnout and ball gowns
When Nicole Car stepped onto stage in Germany wearing a strapless sage green ball gown layered with glittering tulle, the director of the Neue Stimmen Vocal Competition raised one…
As a character, Suzuki is something of an enigma: part servant, part best-friend. She was perhaps once a geisha herself, but it is clear she is…
Close to home Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour opens in just two weeks and construction of the enormous harbourtop stage is moving at a cracking pace.…
Opera Australia is establishing a new mentorship for budding opera critics.
By Bryce Hallett Cave Urban collective is hard at work incorporating their bamboo artistry into the site design of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2014.
Eugene Onegin opens this evening at Sydney Opera House. Toi toi toi, everybody! ABC News interviewed our leading lady Nicole Car. You can watch a sneak peak…
Michael Gow has always had a bit of a thing for the Queen of the Night. Whether it’s her sky-scraping top Fs or her dastardly end,…
Butterflies descend on Sydney, Royal Opera House director Kasper Holten makes an inspired case for a new look at Eugene Onegin and an intimate interview with…