Opera Review: Król Roger (King Roger) / Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Król Roger (King Roger) / Opera Australia

  Król Roger (King Roger)  –  Karol Szymanowski Opera Australia, Joan Sutherland Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House 20 January 2017 Opera Australia’s second new production in the 2017 summer season is Król Roger (King Roger) by the early 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.  The work is rarely performed outside Poland and this co-production with…

In Conversation With Saimir Pirgu
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In Conversation With Saimir Pirgu

If the state of Albania had its way, tenor Saimir Pirgu would have had a career as a violinist after state-sponsored talent scouts spotted him as a pre-schooler at the end of the Communist regime. His parents went along with the plan. But, in a case of State v Fate, the precociously gifted musician, inspired…

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Nicole Car As Tatiana At Covent Garden – The Reviews Are In

Australian soprano Nicole Car made her debut as Tatiana at London’s Royal Opera, Covent Garden in Tchaikovsy’s Eugene Onegin on December 19, sharing the stage with legends Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Michael Fabiano and Ferruccio Furlanetto in a production directed by Covent Garden’s director of opera, Kasper Holten and conducted by Semyon Bychkov. By all accounts, Car’s performance was…