With its bubbly music, feisty heroine and slapstick comedy, Don Pasquale is an ode to young love and life lived large. Director Roger Hodgman was instantly put in…
Getting to know the music of The King and I
Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly? The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit musical The King and I were so delightful that they quickly gained a…
Cheat sheet: Don Pasquale
Everything you need to know about Donizetti’s sparkling comedy.
Christian Badea on Conducting
“Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and Mozart – they wrote these operas 100, 200 years ago and the scores are very strong, they are very clear. They are works of genius. What arrogance…
Opera Australia’s 2015 Melbourne Season: A beginner’s guide
Can’t decide what to see? We take you through what’s on offer in Melbourne in 2015.
Opera Australia’s 2015 Sydney Season: a beginner’s guide
Can’t decide what to see? We take you through what Opera Australia has on offer in 2015.
John Bell takes on Puccini’s masterpiece: Tosca
What could inspire Australia’s best-known theatre director to take on the world of opera?
Can opera singers be funny?
Conal Coad and Rachelle Durkin on truth in comedy.
What’s happening close to home, around the world and something for fun.
Everything you need to know about Puccini’s blood-soaked, lustful melodrama Tosca. Who was the composer? Giacomo Puccini. Born in Tuscany in 1858, Puccini is an Italian…
Melbourne opera goers can book themselves a treat this Spring – a three-course Italian dinner with matched wine, served al fresco at the Tram Bar at…
As the cast of The King and I marks its 200th performance this week, Lisa McCune reflects on working with children, musical theatre and what keeps her on…
For a four-time Gold Logie award winner and household name, Lisa McCune is remarkably down-to-earth.
Good and evil. Love and lust. Art and politics. You couldn’t find two men further apart than the romantic, heroic painter Mario Cavaradossi and the violent,…