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Critic in training: Paul Selar reviews The King and I

Paul Selar is reviewing Opera Australia’s Melbourne Autumn season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Exotic, mesmerising and full of rich memories Review…

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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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The week in opera: The King and I opens, honours abound and Domingo sings at World Cup time

In a flurry of Swarovski crystals and good old-fashioned theatrical glamour, The King and I opened in Melbourne last night.

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10 of the best TED Talks in Classical Music

Satisfy your curiosity with 10 of the most inspiring, moving and surprising talks from the musical world’s best and the brightest. Benjamin Zander: The transformative power…

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The week in opera: pigs, pythons and peculiar productions

Close to home It’s only a few days until The King and I invites Melbourne into its world of opulence and exoticism. Make sure you’re in the…

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Critic in training Paul Selar heads abroad

If you’ve been following our Critic-in-Training program, you might like to keep up with Paul Selar as he leaves us for a month on exciting opera travels to…

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