Posts from the ‘Resources’ category

Cheat Sheet: La Traviata

A courtesan dying of consumption – can you think of a better subject for an opera?

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Cheat Sheet: Turandot

Famous for the wonderful aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, Turandot has plenty more gorgeous music. Here’s everything you need to know. Who was the composer?  Giacomo Puccini. Born in…

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Cheat sheet: Don Carlos

Everything you need to know about Verdi’s take on the passions of the Spanish royal family. Who was the composer?   Giuseppe Verdi – the most famous…

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Who’s who in Don Carlos: A Character Guide

It’s like Game of Thrones in the Spanish Court – a complex web of power, sex, religion and politics. Meet the characters of Verdi’s Don Carlo.

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Cheat Sheet: Aida on Sydney Harbour

A cheat’s guide to Aida on the Harbour. Who was the composer? Giuseppe Verdi – the most famous of Italian opera composers. Verdi was born in Italy…

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Flavours of Aida, with recipe: Caramelised Fig Pavlova with Saffron Lemon Curd and Halva Parfait

At this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, the flavours of northern Africa and the middle east come together in a range of menus designed to complement…

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Cheat Sheet: Madama Butterfly

A cheat’s guide to the beautiful opera Madama Butterfly.

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