Posts from the ‘News and views’ category

The week in opera: art can’t escape politics

What’s happening close to home, around the world and something for fun.

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The week in opera: heroes, villains and leading ladies

As the cast of The King and I marks its 200th performance this week, Lisa McCune reflects on working with children, musical theatre and what keeps her on…

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The week in opera: spectacular sets, protests at the Met and some foodie fun

One of Opera Australia’s most spectacular sets – for Tosca – is growing for its Melbourne debut (via The Opera Blog) The King and I continues…

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Critic in training: Eleanor Wood reviews The King and I

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Something Wonderful: Plenty of sparkle in…

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The week in opera: King and I smashes box office records, trills and butterfly kisses

The King and I is breaking box office records at the Sydney Opera House. It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s sumptuous. Tickets here. Emma Jarman is dedicating her…

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Critic-in-training: Paul Selar reviews The Magic Flute (regional tour)

Paul Selar is reviewing Opera Australia productions with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Enchanting adaptation overcomes constraints of touring Director…

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