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Todd McKenney: How a maraca-shaking boy from Oz became a household name

Todd McKenney was already a regular on stage and screen when he shook his maracas and danced his way into the Australian consciousness in the 1998…

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What you said: audience responses to Aida on Sydney Harbour

  Once again i absolutely loved @OperaAustralia #operaharbour production of #Aida it was just brilliant. pic.twitter.com/j1HJquz7bx — Cooper Sheppard (@CooperSheppard) March 29, 2015 @operaaustralia a triumphant…

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Cheat Sheet: Faust

Who was the composer? Charles-François Gounod, a French composer born in Paris in 1818. He wrote melodies that sound simple and sentimental, (although are often technically…

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Lyndon Terracini responds to recent discussion about tickets for critics

Some misleading information has circulated recently about Opera Australia banning critics from attending performances following negative reviews. This is not correct. One journalist, the day after…

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Critic-in-training: Eleanor Wood reviews The Elixir of Love

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love gets…

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The week in opera: a belated roundup

Famous faces, fairytales and odd jobs at the opera.

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