Archive for ‘July, 2014’

Costume Designs for Don Giovanni

Set in the age of enlightenment as the romantic era is dawning, Opera Australia’s new production of Don Giovanni is fascinated with death.

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Cheat Sheet: Don Giovanni

Everything you need to know about the opera described as “the perfect opera”.

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Rigoletto: One of the great hunchbacks of history

For the great artists of the past few centuries, hunchbacks were a source of endless fascination. From Shakespeare to Hugo to Verdi to Disney, there are…

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Critic in training: Paul Selar reviews The King and I

Paul Selar is reviewing Opera Australia’s Melbourne Autumn season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Exotic, mesmerising and full of rich memories Review…

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Eilene Hannan passes away, aged 67

Soprano Eilene Hannan has passed away at the age of 67. Best known for her work singing English-language opera, Eilene Hannan had a successful career both…

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Critic-in-training Eleanor Wood reviews Otello

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals. 

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Critic-in-training: Eleanor Wood reviews Rigoletto

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals. 

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Getting to know the music of Otello

A stormy night The opera opens with a raging thunderstorm, conveyed in a whirlwind of dissonance and dynamics from the orchestra. The organ holds a dissonant chord, the…

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