Archive for ‘October, 2013’

Six Halloween ideas from the Opera Australia archives

Including: best mad scene, best creepy clown, best wicked witch, best crazed murderer, best room decoration, best blood and gore.

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A feast for five senses at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2014

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour promises a glittering night out against an unbeatable backdrop, set to the spine-tingling soprano line of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. But what’s…

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Weekly round-up: the Ring cycle marches on and the Sydney Opera House has a birthday

Each Friday, we bring you a bite-size round-up of what’s happening in the hallowed halls of opera houses the world over. This week… The Opera Australia…

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Best of the web: A reader’s guide to opera blogs

We’ve compiled a (not-quite) comprehensive list of opera blogs from around the world, sourced from our own favourites, along with suggestions from our readers and Opera…

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Trivia: Everything you need to know about Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

Impress your friends with a few choice tidbits about the musical sensation coming to stages across Australia next year. The Story The King and I  is…

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Weekly round-up: Australian soprano wins top honour, a new King and I for Australia and the future of recorded music

Nicole Car has won first prize in Neue Stimmen, Opera Australia announces the cast for The King and I and in South Australia, controversy smoulders over a new…

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7 Sensational Sword Scenes in Opera: En garde!

1) Best “to the death!” duel (in which neither man actually dies) 2) Best use of an alternative implement for a sword fight 3) Best “I’m…

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