Posts tagged ‘Opera on Sydney Harbour’

Record attendances show an appetite for opera

By Bryce Hallett Madama Butterfly has attracted the highest attendance figures since Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour began in 2012. More than 42,500 came to the…

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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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How many wigs? Fun facts from Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

17 opera stars 5 covers in case a principal artist takes ill 3 children to alternate in the role of Sorrow 24 Chorus singers 16 extras/actors…

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Food bloggers give top scores to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

By Bryce Hallett The majesty and drama of Madama Butterfly has won over opera critics, music lovers and the public at large. But what of the…

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Painting a geisha: the art of stage makeup

About two hours before soprano Hiromi Omura will walk out on stage in the breathtaking wedding outfit of Madama Butterfly, she’s in jeans and t-shirt in…

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Secret Sydney: how to spend a weekend in the emerald city

What’s on your Sydney bucket list? Getting a glimpse of that famous skyline, breathing in the salty harbour air at sunset, sampling the best of Sydney’s…

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Meet Pinkerton: Georgy Vasiliev

In his professional headshot, Georgy Vasiliev looks a little bit like a 1940s film star with honey-brown hair, golden eyes and a picture-perfect tuxedo.

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In photos: A tour of the harbour site during construction phase

By Bryce Hallett Entering the harbour-front site through a Japanese portal (of the kind found at a Shinto temple), you are transported into another time and…

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