Archive for ‘September, 2014’

Getting to know the music of The King and I

Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?  The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit musical The King and I were so delightful that…

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Cheat sheet: Don Pasquale

Everything you need to know about Donizetti’s sparkling comedy.

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The week in opera: spectacular sets, protests at the Met and some foodie fun

One of Opera Australia’s most spectacular sets – for Tosca – is growing for its Melbourne debut (via The Opera Blog) The King and I continues…

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Critic in training: Eleanor Wood reviews The King and I

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Something Wonderful: Plenty of sparkle in…

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Behind the scenes: extending the set of Tosca

When the design concept for a new production is developed, the set designer begins with the smallest theatre in mind. But he or she must also…

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The week in opera: King and I smashes box office records, trills and butterfly kisses

The King and I is breaking box office records at the Sydney Opera House. It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s sumptuous. Tickets here. Emma Jarman is dedicating her…

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Critic-in-training: Paul Selar reviews The Magic Flute (regional tour)

Paul Selar is reviewing Opera Australia productions with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Enchanting adaptation overcomes constraints of touring Director…

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The week in opera: red carpets, big debates and a cheesy quiz

The Joan Sutherland Theatre foyer was jam-packed last night as musical lovers, starlets and politicians thronged for the red carpet opening of The King and I.…

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