Posts tagged ‘Opera on Sydney Harbour’

Set design: first looks at Aida on Sydney Harbour

Set against Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, the head of Nefertiti stands tall and proud, despite her decay. Two towers stretch up, either side, raining…

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First looks: fabric samples for Aida on Sydney Harbour

Designer Mark Thompson has gone bold, bright and beautiful for the Aida on Sydney Harbour costumes.

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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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