Opera review: Madama Butterfly/Opera Australia
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Opera review: Madama Butterfly/Opera Australia

Madama Butterfly  –  Giacomo Puccini Opera Australia,  Sydney Opera House 27 January 2015  Each year, Opera Australia has followed its Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production with indoor performances of the same opera during the following year.  Presumably this is intended to entice patrons who enjoyed a performance under the stars to try ‘real’ opera…

Hiromi Omura In Extra Performances Of ‘Butterfly’
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Hiromi Omura In Extra Performances Of ‘Butterfly’

Japanese soprano Hiromi Omura returns to the Sydney Opera House to perform the title role in five extra performances of Opera Australia’s production of Madama Butterfly in 2015. Ms Omura was an impressive ‘Butterfly’ when she first sang the role in Sydney in Moffatt Oxenbould ‘s 2012 production. She returned in 2013 to sing the role…

Opera Australia 2015: “New Frontiers And Broad Appeal”
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Opera Australia 2015: “New Frontiers And Broad Appeal”

Opera Australia today launches its 2015 Sydney season with a core of classics performed by a  stable of overseas and home-grown masters of their roles and creatives. The programme, it says is “uniquely audience-focused”, “highly accessible” and has the aim of further increasing audience numbers. Speaking to SoundsLikeSydney, Opera Australia’s  Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini affirms…