From recording to stage – ‘Sappho’ the opera
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From recording to stage – ‘Sappho’ the opera

Since recording the world premiere of Peggy Glanville Hicks’ never performed opera Sappho, Australian conductor Jennifer Condon has set her sights on bringing to life the opera on stage. She will visit Sydney in July from her present home in Hamburg, in the next step of this project. If Jennifer Condon’s single mindedness in making…

When the goat’s bell rang for ‘Sappho’
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When the goat’s bell rang for ‘Sappho’

It was July 2009 in Bali’s hill town of Ubud, tucked in by the Ayung river gorge. The wild clanging of a goat’s bell from the Greek island of Mykonos shattered the tranquility of tropical bird calls and the cascading river. Jennifer Condon was celebrating. The emerging conductor was achieved a nine year ambition to…