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The week in opera: King and I smashes box office records, trills and butterfly kisses

Victor Siharath, Will Centurion, Novy Bereber from The King and I. Photo: Lisa Tomasetti

Victor Siharath, Will Centurion, Novy Bereber from The King and I. Photo: Lisa Tomasetti

  • The King and I is breaking box office records at the Sydney Opera House. It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s sumptuous. Tickets here.
  • Emma Jarman is dedicating her first big break as a dancer in The King and I to her mum, who is deaf. (via Blue Mountains Gazette)
  • The Arts Centre Melbourne posts a surplus. (via The Age)

Around the world

  • Will Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel) really help the English National Opera? (via Telegraph UK)
  • Are we doing surtitles right? (via Guardian)
  • Are opera audiences becoming too casual? (via WQXR)
  • Joyce Di Donato teaches a student to trill, with all her trademark loveliness

Just for fun

A butterfly lands on a flautist’s face during a competition – and she just gracefully keeps on playing.

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