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Green Room Award Nominations For 2016

Noinations for the 2016 Green Room Awards have just been announced. The Green Room Awards are Melbourne’s performing arts awards. Since 1982 they have been awarded in recognition of excellence in a variety of categories including Cabaret, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera, Theatre and Alternative and Hybrid Performance productions. Yes – it’s a Melbourne accolade, but…

The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016 – A Preview
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The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016 – A Preview

We’re just back from Melbourne where, over the last week SoundsLikeSydney has been sitting in on the final rehearsals for Opera Australia’s 2016 production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle which opens tomorrow night at Melbourne’s State Theatre. The verdict? We can’t give away too much, but we can say that this is a superlative production of…

With This Ring – Roger Press On What’s Different About Opera Australia’s 2016 Ring Cycle
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With This Ring – Roger Press On What’s Different About Opera Australia’s 2016 Ring Cycle

In Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, otherwise known as The Ring Cycle, three Rhinemaidens guard the Rhinegold, a priceless treasure. Not quite Rhinemaidens, Director Neil Armfield and Associate Director Roger Press, along with their cast and creatives have the formidable task of acting as custodians for Opera Australia’s 2016 reprise of this monolithic work…