Soprano Jessica Pratt and tenor Michael Fabiano are the undoubted stars of Opera Australia’s current production of Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor. Along with a strong supporting cast, the Opera Australia Chorus and the Opera Australia Orchestra, audiences and critics have been both moved and amazed by the stellar musical and dramatic performances. Conducted by Carlo Montanaro, the John Doyle production, revived by Roger Press, runs in the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House on selected evenings until July 27. These are performances that are not to be missed.
To whet your appetite, here’s a look at some production images. Scroll down to see all 6.
There was a riot of colour both outside the Sydney Opera House with Vivid in full swing, as well as inside, when Opera Australia’s new production of Bizet’s Carmen, directed by John Bell, opened last night. Check out these kaleidoscopic images: scroll down to see all 10 images. Images courtesy Opera Australia.
Making his journey to London amidst the melee of Olympic athletes, tourists and media is Sydney cellist Mathisha Panagoda, on a mission to represent Australian in London’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Mathisha will be performing with the Aldeburgh World Orchestra on a tour that will culminate in a performance at the BBC Proms in late July at…
The Australian Ballet’s hauntingly beautiful production of Nijinsky is on in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House until November 28. Here are some images form this exquisite production and you can read our review of it as well. Images supplied courtesy The Australian Ballet.
This is a shout-out to poets and lyricists! The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with singer-songwriter Ben Folds on an improvised piece of music — and one lucky person will get to be a part of it! The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is asking for an original poem of 2-6 lines on any topic. Similar…
Strike A Chord, Musica Viva Australia’s National Chamber Music Championship for high school students is going online and the entry fee has been waived! Secondary school-aged ensembles from around Australia are invited to apply online by 27 August 2020 for their chance to progress to the finals and share in prizes worth thousands of dollars….
Baritone John Wegner has withdrawn from his performances in the Melbourne ‘Ring’ due to ill health. Warwick Fyfe will sing the role of Alberich and Andrew Moran will sing the role of Donner. http://melbourneringcycle.com.au/ring_cycle/behind_the_scenes/news/john%20wegner%20withdraws