Erin Helyard On Pinchgut’s Bajazet
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Erin Helyard On Pinchgut’s Bajazet

It’s mid June in Sydney, and the cast and creative team of Pinchgut Opera have gathered to commence rehearsals for the winter production of Bajazet, RV 307, (1735), an opera in three acts by Antonio Vivaldi – or is it? Bajazet is strongly enough connected with Vivaldi to be allocated an RV (Ryom-Verzeichnis) number –…

Double trouble with the twins – Pinchgut rehearses for ‘Castor and Pollux’
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Double trouble with the twins – Pinchgut rehearses for ‘Castor and Pollux’

Next week, Pinchgut Opera presents its much awaited and ‘top of the range’ annual offering for 2012, Rameau’s Castor and Pollux.  The soloists have been Sydney for nearly a month and work with the ensemble of singers and instrumentalists has begun. Antony Walker is back to conduct the performances, with his Co-Artistic Director at Pinchgut, Erin Helyard at the harpsichord. The costumes…