Posts from the ‘Interviews’ category

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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Meet Suzuki: Butterfly’s best friend

As a character, Suzuki is something of an enigma: part servant, part best-friend. She was perhaps once a geisha herself, but it is clear she is…

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Opera on the Beach: An Egyptian Adventure set to Mozart

Michael Gow has always had a bit of a thing for the Queen of the Night. Whether it’s her sky-scraping top Fs or her dastardly end,…

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Warwick Fyfe on great art and playing the fool in Rigoletto

How do you sell great art? How do you distill a work like Rigoletto into a few lines one might put on a poster?

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John Longmuir & the bargain bin video that changed his life

Scottish-Australian tenor Longmuir discusses the competition circuit, Mozart as medicine and the $2 video that changed everything.

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Meet Madama Butterfly: A Q&A with Hyeseoung Kwon

The title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is a cracker of a character: with glorious music, a dramatic emotional journey and an intense, devastating end. Soprano Maria…

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