Archive for ‘November, 2013’

A Cheerful Giver: Simon Mordant on philanthropy and the arts

It is a great tragedy for a rich man to sit in the dark, counting his dollars. So believes Simon Mordant: successful corporate advisor, philanthropist and…

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Weekly roundup: Vale Elke Neidhardt

The passing of Elke Neidhardt this week was a sad loss for the opera community around the world. Tributes have flowed for the well-loved director, remembering…

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Horror Opera: Marschner’s Der Vampyr in Melbourne

A woman in love, a vampire fighting eternal damnation and a tested friendship. The story of Der Vampyr has all the melodrama of a 19th century…

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A Chorus of Voices: Katherine Wiles on singing and humming with the Opera Australia Chorus

Katherine Wiles is just one of nearly 40 voices singing perfectly in harmony in the Opera Australia Chorus. Each of those singers is a soloist in…

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Debate: Art and Politics Cannot be Separated

When it comes to Wagner, can you love the music and hate the man? Artists and art-lovers on both sides of the fence locked horns at…

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A Menu of Distinction at Laneway Lunch with Wagner

Live it up a little in Melbourne’s laneway, experience some of the city’s best cuisine and enjoy some riotous entertainment from the clever Cocoloco.

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Weekly roundup: Ring cycle reviews, Britten’s birthday and the future of Opera

Melbourne has been overtaken by a slight Wagnerian fever this week. With the premiere of Opera Australia‚Äôs first Ring cycle on Monday, Wagner nuts and first-timers…

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Picnic at Mazda Opera in the Bowl and win a gourmet lunch

Think you pack a mean picnic? We’ll be the judge of that! If you’re heading along to Mazda Opera in the Bowl on Saturday night [there…

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