Archive for ‘February, 2015’

Cheat Sheet: Aida on Sydney Harbour

A cheat’s guide to Aida on the Harbour. Who was the composer? Giuseppe Verdi – the most famous of Italian opera composers. Verdi was born in Italy…

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What you said: audience responses to Madama Butterfly

“The production, set design, lighting and of course the cast were all absolutely stunning. I have never felt so emotional at the end of a performance…

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Madama Butterfly marks 150 performances at Sydney Opera House with special deal for students

Opera Australia’s production of Madama Butterfly is now the most successful opera at Sydney Opera House, celebrating its 150th performance on Wednesday 25 February. Madama Butterfly is…

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Flavours of Aida, with recipe: Caramelised Fig Pavlova with Saffron Lemon Curd and Halva Parfait

At this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, the flavours of northern Africa and the middle east come together in a range of menus designed to complement…

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What you said: audience responses to Tosca

Just back from 1st taste of opera #downunder & can’t decide which was better-the production or the view! #OATosca pic.twitter.com/xTDoydA1Vi — Hattie McCall Davies (@HattieMcD) January…

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In his own words: Moffatt Oxenbould on Madama Butterfly

Director Moffatt Oxenbould created this production of Madama Butterfly during his tenure as Artistic Director at Opera Australia. It remains one of the company’s best-loved productions, capturing the…

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