Archive for ‘October, 2014’

Get the look: Don Pasquale

With its bubbly music, feisty heroine and slapstick comedy, Don Pasquale is an ode to young love and life lived large. Director Roger Hodgman was instantly put in…

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The week in opera: art can’t escape politics

What’s happening close to home, around the world and something for fun.

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Cheat Sheet: Tosca

Everything you need to know about Puccini’s blood-soaked, lustful melodrama Tosca. Who was the composer? Giacomo Puccini. Born in Tuscany in 1858, Puccini is an Italian…

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Melbourne Spring Dinners and a recipe for Florentine Steak

Melbourne opera goers can book themselves a treat this Spring – a three-course Italian dinner with matched wine, served al fresco at the Tram Bar at…

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The week in opera: heroes, villains and leading ladies

As the cast of The King and I marks its 200th performance this week, Lisa McCune reflects on working with children, musical theatre and what keeps her on…

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Interview: Lisa McCune

For a four-time Gold Logie award winner and household name, Lisa McCune is remarkably down-to-earth.

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Heroes and villains: Diego Torre and Claudio Sgura on Tosca

Good and evil. Love and lust. Art and politics. You couldn’t find two men further apart than the romantic, heroic painter Mario Cavaradossi and the violent,…

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