Posts from the ‘Interviews’ category

Jonas Kaufmann: an interview

Jonas Kaufmann can remember the moment he knew he’d ‘made it’, in almost filmic detail.

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From martial arts to musicals: Jason Scott Lee

Jason Scott Lee leads an unusual life for a film star, preferring to live off-grid in Hawaii than in the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. He rose…

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10 minutes with Teddy Tahu Rhodes

The New Zealand bass-baritone is famous for his portrayal of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, but in recent years, he’s proved his versatility in Rodgers and Hammerstein roles. We caught up…

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Opera on the Beach: Q&A with Jonathan Abernethy

As a performer, does this amount to the most unusual/challenging place you have performed? Absolutely! You couldn’t be more exposed to the elements than on a…

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Simon O’Neill: on Otello, Placido Domingo and the power of Verdi

In 2009, Simon O’Neill got a phone call that stopped him in his tracks.  “Is this the hero? Is this the warrior of such noble daring?”…

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Meet Pinkerton: Georgy Vasiliev

In his professional headshot, Georgy Vasiliev looks a little bit like a 1940s film star with honey-brown hair, golden eyes and a picture-perfect tuxedo.

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Meet the maestro: Brian Castles-Onion on the triumphs and tribulations of Opera on Sydney Harbour

After the sitzprobe for Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly, what are your first impressions?  For me, this was the most exciting sitzprobe I’ve attended in…

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A new Madama Butterfly takes flight with La Fura dels Baus

When Lyndon Terracini appointed La Fura dels Baus to direct and design Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2014, he knew they would bring something very…

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