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Towering performances bring ‘Die tote Stadt’ to life

Die tote Stadt, opus 12  by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Opera in 3 acts with to a libretto by Paul Schott (Julius and E. W. Korngold) after Georges Rodenbach’s novel Bruges la morte. Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House June 30th 2012   It is a fortuitous collision of talent to have an opera composed by a prolific writer of cinematic music, directed by an Oscar…

Opera Australia’s ‘Insight’ into ‘Die Tote Stadt’
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Opera Australia’s ‘Insight’ into ‘Die Tote Stadt’

Opera Australia presents the first of its Insight evenings for its winter season in mid-June. The evenings are open to Patrons and Friends of Opera Australia as well as to non-members, and are held at the Opera Centre in Surry Hills. They are designed to preview and delve further into the musical and dramatic elements of the productions. This year’s…

Artsongs from the new world
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Artsongs from the new world

America isn’t a nation that is usually associated with Artsong. Indeed American Artsong is a relatively young genre with tentative beginnings in the 18th century, which evolved through the decades in the hands of composers like Stephen Foster, Louis Gottschalk and Edward MacDowell in the 19th century, to the exquisite compositions of Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Andre Previn, Leonard Bernstein,…