Grammy Awards 2017 – All The Classical Winners
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Grammy Awards 2017 – All The Classical Winners

The Grammies are over for another year and the 59th annual awards ceremony contained 10 categories for classical music out of its total of 84. Notable among the nominees for Best Opera Recording was the Royal Opera’s production of Szymanowski’s Król Roger, a co-production with Opera Australia, currently in an enormously successful season at the Sydney Opera…

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…

Szymanowski’s Surreal Opera King Roger Opens Tonight
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Szymanowski’s Surreal Opera King Roger Opens Tonight

Lush with exotic melodies and rich harmonies, Karol Szymanowski’s opera King Roger takes you into the sub-conscious as you explore the mind of the king. Michael Honeyman sinds the title role in this Kasper Holten production presented by Opera Australia and opening tonight in the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House. Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu…