Posts from the ‘In the spotlight’ category

Don’s Cannoli: a Recipe from Rosa ahead of Dinner on the Stage

For an arts-lover, there are few experiences more special than the chance to see behind the proscenium arch and glimpse into the magic of theatre-making. We’re…

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Christian Badea on Conducting

“Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and Mozart – they wrote these operas 100, 200 years ago and the scores are very strong, they are very clear. They are…

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Don Giovanni: Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Taryn Fiebig on working with Sir David McVicar

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Don Giovanni) and Taryn Fiebig (Zerlina) open up about Opera Australia’s new Don Giovanni and what it’s like to work under Sir David…

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Glitz and Glamour at The King and I Opening

There’s nothing like the scent of incense in heavy velvet to put you in mind of faraway places. We can’t convey that in a blog post,…

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Getting to know the company of The King and I

For some of the smallest members of The King and I company, everything is new. From the giant rehearsal skirt Lisa McCune is wearing to the…

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John Bell takes on Puccini’s masterpiece: Tosca

What could inspire Australia’s best-known theatre director to take on the world of opera?

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Diva, interrupted: Opera and motherhood

Opera Australia’s leading ladies Cheryl Barker and Emma Matthews explain how they find balance between their lives as in-demand divas and their most important roles: being…

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