Posts from the ‘News’ category

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Announcing: our first opera for television!

Opera Australia and ABC TV are pleased to announce that production is underway in Melbourne on The Divorce, a contemporary comedic opera written and designed especially…

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What the critics & the audience thought: Anything Goes

“Anything Goes is a deliciously effervescent soda pop laced with a sharp shot of bourbon.” ★★★★ – HERALD SUN “Riotous entertainment … this production rides high on the…

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NIDA and Opera Australia launch new initiative

Opera Australia has partnered with the National Institute of Dramatic Art to deliver a new course, the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services. The six-month…

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What the critics said: Aida on Sydney Harbour

“The most spectacular harbourside production so far” The Australian (paywall) “A bold, sumptous vision … Aida is a work that begs for a large canvas and…

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Renato Fresia-Verdino (1950-2014)

Renato Fresia-Verdino, the long serving and beloved Italian coach for Opera Australia, passed away suddenly last Sunday evening after suffering a heart attack. Signor Fresia-Verdino was…

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Eilene Hannan passes away, aged 67

Soprano Eilene Hannan has passed away at the age of 67. Best known for her work singing English-language opera, Eilene Hannan had a successful career both…

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OA Adapting to Thrive

Opera Australia welcomed over 460,000 people in 2013, through a diverse program of opera, music theatre, concerts and festival/outdoor events. Many of these people were new…

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