Archive for ‘September, 2013’

Weekly round up: Should opera companies be activists?

The Met attracts international attention on an international issue, a best-selling novel gets the operatic treatment and the cast of South Pacific have a real Navy experience.…

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10 things you didn’t know about the tenor everyone’s talking about: Jonas Kaufmann

He studied mathematics at university (but found it very boring!) He has a penchant for gummi bears and shortbread He once lost his voice on stage…

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Samuel Dundas and his “year of all sacrifice”

A rising young baritone tells of the sacrifices and satisfaction involved in pursuing his dreams. Throughout history, there has been no more effective catalyst than waking…

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Weekly Roundup: Russian diva writes a happier ending

A weekly wrap up of opera news at home and abroad, in which a Russian diva writes a happier ending and stars gather to celebrate the…

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Blake Bowden’s big break

Blake Bowden sat in the audience at the Princess Theatre last year as some of Australia’s biggest music theatre stars sung and danced their way through…

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Audition Notice: Opera Australia’s Oz Opera Schools Company

Budding opera singers, take note, here’s an opportunity that doesn’t come around every day! The Oz Opera Schools Company is auditioning for singers for its 2014 Schools…

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Weekly roundup: Opera news at home and abroad

A star pulls out before opening night, fundraising takes a different turn and Opera on Sydney Harbour reaches the American silver screen. Deborah Voigt has made…

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Pointer: Yvonne Kenny on a life of no regrets

Yvonne Kenny AM is set to perform in Yass this weekend as part of the town’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The local paper has written a beautiful…

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