Archive for ‘December, 2013’

Opera Australia in 2013: A Year in Review

A few highlights from Opera Australia’s year.

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Introducing AOBO Concertmaster Laura Hamilton

What does it take to lead the world’s best opera orchestras? Laura Hamilton reveals what it takes to be a concertmaster and offers her best piece…

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The Tale of a Magic Flute, A Handsome Prince and his Feathered Friend

The tale of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, retold as a bedtime story with colourful pictures. Once upon a time in a fantasy land somewhere between…

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Weekly roundup: A missed entrance, a bedtime story and an unexpected Wagner fan

The final performance of Götterdämmerung takes place at the Arts Centre Melbourne tonight, and for every single person involved, it’s been a wild ride. You can…

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New award gives young artists another chance at greatness

Australia is a young country, with a much shorter tradition of opera than our counterparts in Europe and even America. But for all that, we really…

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Weekly roundup: Mezzo-sopranos finally get their spotlight

Opera Australia fondly remembers baritone Robert Allman, plenty of good reads from around the web this week and some fun clips to get you through to…

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Playing Wagner: The Melbourne Ring Orchestra

In the music of most composers, you could forgive the eighth French horn player for nodding off. Not so in Wagner, and especially not in the…

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Brian Castles-Onion writes a tribute to Robert Allman

The recent passing of Robert Allman has left a huge hole in the lives of many of his colleagues and friends. Richard Bonynge recently wrote “Robert…

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