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It’s been a quiet week with the Easter break, but Sydney’s concert scene is getting busy again. In the meantime, here’s a retrospective on Opera on Sydney Harbour, and  review of Reneee Fleming’s latest CD Poemes: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/opera-on-the-water-floats-high/story-fn9d2mxu-1226327245185 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/poemes-renee-fleming/story-fn9sulvf-1226323885741
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The 2012 Australian Singing Competition calls for singers

The IFAC Australian Singing Competition is open for entries! Both professional and amateur opera or classical singers aged under 26 on June 23rd are eligible to compete. The total prize money in 2012 exceeded $215,000 and includes the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarship – the ‘Mathy Award’. Queensland born bass Jeffrey Black is this year’s National Adjudicator. Part of his…
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Hot off the Press….

Review of Sydney Chamber Opera’s production of  Philip Glass’ “In the Penal Colony: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/redemption-through-glass-darkly-20120408-1wj74.html Anf that that other famous Minimalist composer Steve Reich is due in town: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/minimalist-master-20120404-1wbfa.html Where to for classical music recording in Australia?: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/ambition-grows-for-recordings/story-e6frg8n6-1226322288037
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Hot off the press….Anne-Sophie Mutter reviews, the opera conference, ‘Red Dog’ the musical and Sondheim.

Reviews of AnneSophie Mutter with the SSO: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/review/gig/sydney-symphony-with-annesophie-mutter-20120401-1w6ed.html http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/intelligence-and-technique-combine-for-a-sublime-performance/story-e6frg8n6-1226315731944 The Opera Conference: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/keeping-opera-on-song/story-fncypcd0-1226314701379 Red Dog has its day – as a musical: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/musicals/a-big-day-for-a-barking-idea-20120321-1vkf5.html Tim Teeman from The Times interviews Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim talks about his childhood and some of the experiences that have made his lyrics so incisive and his music so poignant: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/stephen-sondheim-is-back-on-the-bike-with-a-new-musical/story-fnb64oi6-1226312296318
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More soloists announced for Sappho

    In November last year, Sounds Like Sydney published an interview with emerging conductor Jennifer Condon, presently working as Souffleuse at the Hamburg State Opera. http://soundslikesydney.com.au/admin/wp-admin/post.php?post=5917&action=edit She has however, a burning ambition which has dictated much of how she has spent her time for past 10 years: she wants to bring to life Sappho, the…
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opera update….an new name for the opera theatre

How did this get past us??! The opera theatre of the Sydney Opera House will be named in honour of Dame Joan Sutherland: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/opera/theatre-rename-honours-la-stupenda-as-house-awaits-la-traviata-20120316-1vanu.html   An update on La Traviata on Sydney Harbour: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/opera/nervous-wait-for-opera-australia-as-weather-plays-its-part-20120328-1vyla.html  
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Latest reviews

‘First Stones’ reviewed

Check out this review of nine new works presented by Halcyon: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/take-nine-composers-and-hear-how-magic-is-made-20111120-1np4b.html

Farewell Trioz

The farewell tour by Trioz is underway.  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/trios-farewell-trip-down-an-untrodden-mozartian-way-20111110-1n99q.html