Posts from the ‘Behind the Scenes’ category

José Carbó takes on Rigoletto

José Carbó on conquering Verdi’s “Everest” – the title character in Rigoletto.

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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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Design: Death, darkness and Don Giovanni

It was in Vienna that director David McVicar and designer Robert Jones discovered the strongest image that would inspire their Don Giovanni. In the catacombs under an…

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Insights from a leading lady: Emma Matthews on Rigoletto

Well, Opening Night was wonderful… The nerves stayed under control, and I loved singing the ‘Caro nome’, everything just fitted. My husband spoilt me with 3…

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Insights from a leading lady: the final dress rehearsal of Rigoletto

It’s the night after the General Dress Rehearsal. We had an incredible double Stage Orchestral day, where we sang through the Opera two and a half…

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Insights from a leading lady: Emma Matthews on the Rigoletto rehearsals III

We asked Emma Matthews to share her thoughts from the rehearsal room ahead of Rigoletto‘s opening on the 26th June. Another terrific day! We started nice and early at the…

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Insights from a leading lady: Emma Matthews blogs the Rigoletto rehearsals II

We asked Emma Matthews to share her thoughts from the rehearsal room after today’s first dress rehearsal of Rigoletto. “Today we have a double Piano Dress rehearsal (where the…

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Insights from a leading lady: Emma Matthews on Rigoletto rehearsals

We asked Emma Matthews to share her thoughts from the rehearsal room ahead of Rigoletto opening at the Sydney Opera House next week.

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