Archive for ‘April, 2014’

Critic in training: Eugene Onegin Review

Paul Selar is reviewing Opera Australia productions with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Dreamy, tender, intimate Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky’s…

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Record attendances show an appetite for opera

By Bryce Hallett Madama Butterfly has attracted the highest attendance figures since Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour began in 2012. More than 42,500 came to the…

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Critic in Training: Rigoletto Review

Paul Selar, newly appointed Critic In Training, shares his first impressions of Rigoletto Last Saturday night, at approximately 10pm, a brutal murder was witnessed at the Arts…

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OA Adapting to Thrive

Opera Australia welcomed over 460,000 people in 2013, through a diverse program of opera, music theatre, concerts and festival/outdoor events. Many of these people were new…

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Playlist: opera’s bad mothers

From murderous to mad, mums in opera get a pretty bad rap. Ahead of mother’s day, we thought we’d find the best of mums in opera…

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The week in opera: Rigoletto opens and San Diego gets a reprieve

Close to home As one masterpiece marches in, another flutters out.

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Cheat sheet: Rigoletto

Everything you need to know about the opera many consider Verdi’s masterpiece.

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How many wigs? Fun facts from Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

17 opera stars 5 covers in case a principal artist takes ill 3 children to alternate in the role of Sorrow 24 Chorus singers 16 extras/actors…

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