Archive for ‘February, 2014’

Cheat Sheet: Eugene Onegin

A cheat’s guide to the beautiful Russian opera.

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The week in opera: Russian romance and tattooed brides

Eugene Onegin opens this evening at Sydney Opera House. Toi toi toi, everybody! ABC News interviewed our leading lady Nicole Car. You can watch a sneak peak…

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Opera on the Beach: An Egyptian Adventure set to Mozart

Michael Gow has always had a bit of a thing for the Queen of the Night. Whether it’s her sky-scraping top Fs or her dastardly end,…

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Warwick Fyfe on great art and playing the fool in Rigoletto

How do you sell great art? How do you distill a work like Rigoletto into a few lines one might put on a poster?

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The week in Opera: directors and dramatic sopranos in town

Butterflies descend on Sydney, Royal Opera House director Kasper Holten makes an inspired case for a new look at Eugene Onegin and an intimate interview with…

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First looks: Opera on Sydney Harbour Set and Site Design

Spanish creative powerhouse La Fura dels Baus has tackled its fair share of challenges over decades at the forefront of street theatre and outdoor spectaculars: the…

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In his words: Kasper Holten on Memory

Kasper Holten was inspired by the idea of memory in his new staging for Eugene Onegin, coming to Sydney and Melbourne this year. Eugene Onegin is…

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John Longmuir & the bargain bin video that changed his life

Scottish-Australian tenor Longmuir discusses the competition circuit, Mozart as medicine and the $2 video that changed everything.

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