Opera Australia Blog

The week in opera: seals, divas and the routines of famous creatives

Close to home

  • A seal visited the Sydney Opera House on a sunny Thursday, chilling out on the steps before returning to the harbour.

  • Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour comes to cinemas across Australia from next week. Find out where and when via CinemaLive.
Latonia Moore as Aida.

Latonia Moore as Aida.

  • Latonia Moore is known around the world for her Aida, and she’s coming to sing it on Sydney Harbour next year. (via SMH)
  • Playlist: you know more of the music of The King and I than you might think (via The Opera Blog)
  • Some operas have happy endings. Get to know the music and more of Don Pasquale (via The Opera Blog)
  • Congratulations to soprano Emma Matthews, nominated for the Best Classical Album ARIA award. (via Limelight)

Best of the web

  • Jessye Norman on why she ignores her critics (brava, diva!). (via BBC)

  • Maria Callas’ house to become an opera academy (via Limelight)
  • Maestro on music and mental illness (via BBC)
  • In LA, an opera to be performed inside cars (and not on the stereo). (via WQXR)
  • For singers, some great thoughts on direction and breaking down preconceptions (via SingerJournal)

Just for fun

  • Follow the routine of a famous creative person for a day and see if it makes you a genius (via Podio) 

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