Archive for ‘May, 2014’

Critic in training Paul Selar heads abroad

If you’ve been following our Critic-in-Training program, you might like to keep up with Paul Selar as he leaves us for a month on exciting opera travels to…

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The week in opera: transition and transformation

Opera Australia’s Carmen stole her final heart last Sunday as the gypsy diva, and her horse, took their final bows in Melbourne. Back at the Sydney Opera Centre, the corridors…

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Critic-in-training: Paul Selar reviews Carmen

Georges Bizet never lived to see the worldwide success Carmen achieved after its 1875 Paris premiere. He also never visited Spain where its story is set…

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The week in opera: a belated roundup

Famous faces, fairytales and odd jobs at the opera.

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Armchair opera: ABC1 screens Opera Australia productions

ABC1 will screen three of Opera Australia’s best-loved 2013 productions on free-to-air television starting Sunday.

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Opera on the Beach: Q&A with Jonathan Abernethy

As a performer, does this amount to the most unusual/challenging place you have performed? Absolutely! You couldn’t be more exposed to the elements than on a…

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The week in opera: sun, sand and Simon O’Neill

A (almost) weekly roundup of news, views and goings on in the opera world.

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Critic-in-training: The Turk in Italy Review

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival ends in April but O|A keeps the fun alive with this outrageous, long awaited national premiere of The Turk in Italy. This…

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