Posts tagged ‘weekly roundup’

The week in opera: Rigoletto opens and San Diego gets a reprieve

Close to home As one masterpiece marches in, another flutters out.

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The week in opera: retirements, revolutions, reactions

The Royal Opera House says farewell to an iconic show, The King and I cast dances on and your reactions to Madama Butterfly on the Harbour.

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The week in opera: rave reviews, another American closure and a run-in with Pavarotti

This year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly is at once beautiful and devastating. The opera premiered 110 years ago, but La Fura dels Baus…

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The week in opera: Kiri quits and Nicole’s star rises

Close to home Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour opens in just two weeks and construction of the enormous harbourtop stage is moving at a cracking pace.…

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The week in opera: Russian romance and tattooed brides

Eugene Onegin opens this evening at Sydney Opera House. Toi toi toi, everybody! ABC News interviewed our leading lady Nicole Car. You can watch a sneak peak…

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The week in Opera: directors and dramatic sopranos in town

Butterflies descend on Sydney, Royal Opera House director Kasper Holten makes an inspired case for a new look at Eugene Onegin and an intimate interview with…

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The week in opera: a soprano at the Super Bowl and a sizzling Carmen

Everyone’s talking about… 111.5 million viewers were watching the Super Bowl as superstar soprano Renee Fleming sang the American national anthem out over the stadium, sending…

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The week in opera: Beachballs, buffa and a free opera concert

In this week’s news roundup, we cover a riotous(-ly fun) opening night in Sydney, tributes flow in for Italian maestro Claudio Abbado and a popera diva…

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