Archive for ‘January, 2014’

The week in opera: arias under the stars and horses in the house

In which an unlikely celebrity wears an opera-inspired gown, Opera Australia invites you to Mazda Opera in the Domain and the internet goes a little wild…

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Meet Madama Butterfly: A Q&A with Hyeseoung Kwon

The title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is a cracker of a character: with glorious music, a dramatic emotional journey and an intense, devastating end. Soprano Maria…

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Madama Butterfly: a Japanese Tragedy

“Is it love or fancy, I cannot tell you. All that I know is, She, with her innocent charm has entranced me. Almost transparently fragile and…

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From banker to bullfighting baritone: Michael Honeyman

As stage entrances go, there aren’t many better than riding in on a stallion, singing one of the most famous  arias in the world, decked out…

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The week in opera: Beachballs, buffa and a free opera concert

In this week’s news roundup, we cover a riotous(-ly fun) opening night in Sydney, tributes flow in for Italian maestro Claudio Abbado and a popera diva…

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Cheat Sheet: The Turk in Italy

Everything you need to know about the Rossini opera you’ve never heard of: The Turk in Italy. Who was the composer? Gioachino Rossini. Rossini is a…

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The week in opera: public auditions and puppet making

  In our first news roundup for 2014, the world wonders about the future of opera in Italy, audition opportunities go public and children have the…

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Cheat Sheet: The Magic Flute

Everything you need to know about Mozart’s popular fantasy, The Magic Flute.

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