The 1986 opera by Martin and Peter Wesley-Smith returns as part of SOSA's The Lost Operas of Oz in a brilliantly conceived production.
Artistic Director of State Opera of South Australia, Stuart Maunder, talks about his new initiative, The Lost Operas of Oz, which sees the company stage three neglected Australian operas in 2019.
Learn how Lang Lang became a more rounded artist, brush up on Opera Australia's Brett Whiteley opera, and discover the rich musical history of Notre Dame.
This issue includes features on Lang Lang, Whiteley: The Opera, Gondwana Choirs, Notre Dame, Jayson Gillham, Sweeney Todd, and much more.
Featuring an excellent cast, Stuart Maunder's Vixen is a highly imaginative romp.
A back-to-basics Carmen successfully staged outdoors.
The company has also announced that Yarmila Alfonzetti will take up the role of Executive Director from March 1.
A cunning and colourful response to Janáček’s extraordinary score.
WA Opera celebrates its half century with three audience favourites and a special gala concert in the park. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in
If you put 50 G&S buffs in a room they would each produce a different list of The Very Best of G&S. So naming this concert was a bit like leading with one’s chin. That said, it was a very enjoyable evening of light theatre and costumed delights, with a good selection of items from seven of the thirteen surviving operas by Arthur Sullivan and WS Gilbert – works of such brilliance that they have informed the style and structure of light musical theatre ever since. The balance between numbers worked well, although given the plethora of great material to draw upon that would not have been difficult (hence my jibe at the title of the show). Stuart Maunder directed, compèred and played the patter roles very adroitly and the cast was largely in good form. One of the strengths of the evening was hearing the music backed up by a full orchestra. As the collaboration between librettist and composer evolved, more weight was placed upon the contribution of the orchestra. One can get away with using a piano reduction in HMS Pinafore(although I wouldn’t recommend it) but you simply can’t…Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month…