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Opera Australia in 2013: A Year in Review

A few highlights from Opera Australia’s year.

We celebrated Verdi’s bicentenary with old favourites and bold new productions…

Photo by Prudence Upton

The Force of Destiny, Photo by Prudence Upton

We honoured Britten by reviving a classic…

Albert-Herring-Branco-Gaica

Albert Herring, Photo by Branco Gaica

We gave Wagner a birthday cake … (and a little more)

Photo by Aidan Corrigan

Photo by Aidan Corrigan

We showed our funny side…

Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

We made you think…

A Masked Ball, Photo by Prudence Upton

A Masked Ball, Photo by Prudence Upton

We welcomed new faces…

Tosca, Photo by Prudence Upton

Tosca, Photo by Prudence Upton

We were blown away by huge talent…

La Traviata, Photo by Branco Gaica

La Traviata, Photo by Branco Gaica

We touched new audiences…

44% of the Opera on Sydney Harbour audience had never been to an Opera Australia event before. Photo by James Morgan

44% of the Opera on Sydney Harbour audience had never been to an Opera Australia event before. Photo by James Morgan

We found ways to open up opera for everybody…

Shadow interpreting opens the world of opera to deaf children. Photo by Albert Comper of the Oz Opera Schools Launch

Shadow interpreting opens the world of opera to deaf children. Photo by Albert Comper of the Oz Opera Schools Launch

We went to distant shores…

South Pacific played in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide in 2013. Photo by Jeff Busby.

South Pacific played in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide in 2013. Photo by Jeff Busby.

We took opera all over Australia…

Oz Opera performed in every state this year (except Tasmania), playing to 83, 581 people. Photo by Aidan Corrigan

Oz Opera performed in every state this year (except Tasmania), playing to 83, 581 people. Photo by Aidan Corrigan

We moved with the times…

Photo via UnderConsideration.com

Opera Australia launched new branding with its 2014 season announcement. Photo via UnderConsideration.com

And we made history…

Opera Australia performed its first complete Ring Cycle in Wagner's Jubilee Year. Photo by Jeff Busby

Opera Australia performed its first complete Ring Cycle in Wagner’s Jubilee Year. Photo by Jeff Busby

Thank you for a great year!

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2 Responses to “Opera Australia in 2013: A Year in Review”

  1. vicki watson

    Falstaff!! Warwick Fyfe the outstanding Aussie artist of 2013 in my opinion – both as Falstaff and indisputedly in the Ring in Melbourne ( loudest ovations than for any other performer AND he was the cover! gets my vote:) Also an amazing year for Nicole Car. Also a brilliant tour de force by Bradley Cooper and Jane Ede performing major roles ( THE major roles) at short notice in Albert herring for a good part of the season. Also special bravos to Cheryl Barker and Diego Torre – the phenomenal second cast in Tosca. Thanks for the music OA :)

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  2. Sue

    My son loved Partenope, and the Masked Ball, and after every opera we see he is flabbergasted that more parents aren’t indulging their children with something so fantastic, entertaining and exciting—-so when you are marketing, how about a special family ticket for birthday boys and girls…and get it out opposite the cinemas where they will see it

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