Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci from Sydney Independent Opera
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Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci from Sydney Independent Opera

Sydney Independent Opera presents Ruggero Leoncavallo’s popular two-act opera  Pagliacci, a story of love, betrayal, jealousy and murder set to some of the most passionate music ever written. Director Paulo Montoya has been working with a team of very talented and exciting emerging artists including Simon Meadows, Daniel Sloman, Qestra Mulqueeny, Christopher Lewis and Alastair Colgrave…

Sydney Independent Opera’s double bill – Holst and Puccini
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Sydney Independent Opera’s double bill – Holst and Puccini

Sydney Independent Opera present an unusual double bill this weekend with its productions of Gustav Holst’s The Wandering Scholar  and Puccini’s The Cloak (Il Tabarro). The Wandering Scholar was Holst’s last and most successful opera (he wrote four)*. It is a work in miniature, written in one act for a small orchestra and just four singers (tenor,…

an opera with ‘cracker’ songs – rockdale opera presents donizetti’s lucia di lammermoor
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an opera with ‘cracker’ songs – rockdale opera presents donizetti’s lucia di lammermoor

Opera buff Paulo Montoya steps behind the scenes to preview this upcoming production.  Inspiring music, moving stories, forbidden love, political intrigue, dysfunctional families, deceit, insanity and murder- these are the essential ingredients of great Italian opera! Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor does not disappoint on any of these counts, and Rockdale Opera is preparing to stage this iconic…