Antonio Pappano Talks To The Times Ahead Of Kaufmann’s Debut As Otello

Will he or won’t he? Sydney’s opera lovers are waiting with bated breath on the arrival of star tenor Jonas Kaufmann who will sing a concert version of Parsifal with American mezzo-soprano Michelle de Young as Kundry for Opera Australia in August. Three years ago, Kaufmann gave two legendary recitals in Sydney which...more...

Posted on June 16, 2017 @ 23.16  Dot  News
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Additional Winners In The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition

Paull-Anthony Keightley, Jae-Kwon Kim, Natasha Wilson and Imogen-Faith Malfitano Following the semi-finals of the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition held last weekend, congratulations go to the winners of the several other...more...

Posted on June 15, 2017 @ 17.57  Dot  News
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Taikoz Workshops For The Whole Family

  Image credit Karen Steains Taikoz announces new dates for their popular drumming workshops at the Taikoz Studio in Ultimo, inviting people of any experience level to explore the thunderous energy and...more...

Posted on June 15, 2017 @ 16.26  Dot  News
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Chorus Members Wanted!

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Sydney is seeking chorus members – especially tenors and basses – for its riotous spring production of The Pirates of Penzance and auditions are next week! Potential...more...

Posted on June 9, 2017 @ 14.33  Dot  News
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Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter Finalists Announced

Counter-tenor Nicholas Tolputt, winner of the 2016 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. Photocredit WinkiPop Media. Congratulations to the thirty one aspiring singers who qualified for the quarter finals of the Sydney Eisteddfod...more...

Posted on June 7, 2017 @ 16.02  Dot  News
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Matthew Greco On ‘Marais Meets Muffat’

The Muffat Collective’s violinist Matthew Greco Two of Sydney’s finest early music ensembles perform together when the Marais Project and the Muffat Collective join forces in the aptly titled concert Marais...more...

Posted on June 4, 2017 @ 18.56  Dot  News

The Music World Loses Two Great Conductors

Sad news today that the music world has lost two of its great conductors – Sir Jeffrey Tate and Jiří Bělohlávek. Sir Jeffrey Tate (74), was well-known to Australian  audiences as Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He was scheduled to conduct them again in October this...more...

Posted on June 3, 2017 @ 14.59  Dot  News
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Patrick Burns Wins 2017 Hephzibah Tintner Conducting Fellowship

Patrick Burns Patrick Burns, 33, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the $50,000 Hephzibah Tintner Conducting Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to an emerging conductor who will contribute to the...more...

Posted on June 2, 2017 @ 17.25  Dot  News
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Tognetti Wins 2017 J C Williamson Award

Richard Tognetti wins the 2017 J C Williamson Award The 2017 J C Williamson Award® has been awarded to Richard Tognetti AO, Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Andrew Kay AM,...more...

Posted on June 2, 2017 @ 15.53  Dot  News