2013 Helpmann Award winners
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2013 Helpmann Award winners

The 13th annual Helpmann Awards ceremony was held earlier this week in the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House. Named after the legenday Australian dancer, actor, theatre director and choreographer Sir Robert Helpmann (1909 – 1986), the awards recognise excellence in live performance, acknowledging its significant contribution to the greater Australian community and recognising distinguished artistic achievement across the major disciplines of…

‘Tosca’- A Welcome Revival For The Future
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‘Tosca’- A Welcome Revival For The Future

Opera Australia’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca was premiered on 6 July, just three years after they launched their previous new production.  That 2010 production was widely regarded as a dramatic disaster – a travesty which completely reinvented the work so that it bore only a passing resemblance to the plot for which Puccini wrote…

The power of Tosca – Christian Badea talks about his lifelong friendship with the Roman woman
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The power of Tosca – Christian Badea talks about his lifelong friendship with the Roman woman

Christian Badea chuckles as he confesses that he has known Tosca all his life. The Romanian born US based conductor is in Sydney again for Opera Australia, rehearsing John Bell’s production of the Puccini opera which opens here in early July. Just last year, the graduate of the Juilliard School, Grammy Award winning conductor and past- director…