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Opera Australia on Tour
The Barber of Seville
Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city's matchmaking maestro!
Almaviva is wealthy and head over heels. Rosina is witty, pretty and just as smitten. She's also conveniently betrothed. They need a plan. time to call on:Fi-ga-ro!
Dandenong July 15 & 16. 2022. Drum Theatre
Warrnambool July 21. 2022 Lighthuse Theatre
Bendigo July 23. 2022 Ulunburra Theatre
Mildura July 26. 2022 Mildura Arts Centre
Mooroopna August 30. 2022 Westside Performing Arts Centre
NarreWarren Septemberr 1. 2022 Bunjil Place
Frankston Sept4ember 3. 2022 Frankston Arts Centre
Sale September 13. 2022 The Wedge.
New South Wales Dates & venues:
Wagga Wagga July 28. 2022 Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Griffith July 30. 2022 Griffith Regional Theatre
Bathurst August 2. 2022 Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Orange August 3. 2022 Orange Civic Theatre
Dubbo August 5. 2022 Dubbo Regional Theatre
Tamworth August 8. 2022 Tamworth Capital Theatre
Port Macquarie August 13. 2022 Glasshouse
Murwillumbah August 16. 2022 Murwillumbah Cvic and culteral Centre
Wollongong August 19 & 20. 2022 Illawara Performing Arts Centre
Newcastle August 25. 2022 Newcastle Civic Theatre
Wyong August 27. 2022 The Art House
Tasmanian Dates & venues:
Hobart September 7 & 8. 2022 Theatre Royal
Launceston September 10. 2022 Princess Theatre
Australian Capital Territory Dates & venues:
Canberra September 17. 2022 Canberra Theare Centre
In thse more than unusual times, with entertainment venues and cultural organisations closing down and cancelling thier programs, you have no doubt been wondering whether the GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN OPERA GRANT is still operating.
A BRAND NEW OPERA
ACO is thrilled to aannonce award-winning composer William Barton will compose ACOCO's first major commission - a 2-act opera called The Iincident.
It is still in the earlly vreative phrase so the company can't reveal much -yet! What the Company can share is that it centrs on an Australian story rie for telling, and one that will engage and excite audiences about the role of contemporary opera in Australia and the world.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
11-year old Alice is joplted out of her bored daydreams in the school holidays when she meets a talking rabbit who insists she follows him to a mysterious Wonderland.
Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Valley Sunday February 20 at 2pm & 5pm.
Yarra Park MCG Precinct, Jolimont Sunday March 0 at 2pm & 5pm.
Bolobek, Mount Macedon Saturday March 12 at 2pm & 5pm.
Yarra Park, MCG Precinct, Jolimont Sunday March 13at 2pm & 5pm.
Book of Longing
An evening-length work of poetry, music and image based on Leonard's book of 2006. Humorous self parody, romantic longing, spiritual striving - a sampling of Cohen's poems that touch on romance, biography, balladry, the dharma, limericks and rhymes.
In the 1940s Joy Hester (1920 - 1967) moved n the exalted company of Albert Tucker (her husband), Sydney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, John Percecal, Charles Blackman, writers Max Morris, and Barrett Reid, and imortantly, the art patrons and philanthropists John and Sunday Reid.
The Secret Kingdom
The Secret Kingdom apotheosizes the simple life, submission to Nature, Joy in little things, and the renunciation of ambition, time and story. The composer wanted to say "no" to modern civilization. which, he felt, consisted of dehumanized haste, degrading commercialization, and hopeless universal corruption.
A complex and unsettling piece about talent, jealousy and genius, The Loser, based on the book by thomas Bernhard is grought to lifeby a single baritone voice and string quartet.
To Hell and Back
A smart and ground-breaking work which tales a modern Baroque orchestra, opera and music theatre into an intimate drama of relationship damage due to family violence3, beautiful, riveting, hopeful and unforgettable.
The Magic Melodica
Thanks to Barrie Kosky and Komiache Opera Berlin, Finnish writer Minna Lindgren cof Lavender Ladies Detective Agency fame and classical- jazz sensation, pianist and composer, Bro Mantala have written The Magic Melodica, as uproarsly dneeky cpmecy. where our favourite charactes have aged - some of them disgracelly.
A royal kidnapping...A hidden child...Which handsome gondolier is actually the true King of Baratavia?
January 29. 2022 at 7pm. Venue: Corinella Public Hall
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Composed by Weill between 1927-1930 during one of the most turbulent, but also artistically creative, periods and places in modern history - Berlin during the Weimer Republic, this opera lays bare a society in which love has become commoidified and transactional, where the natural environment is exploited to destruction, ane where inequality rules. The mkusic, including several well-known "hits", straddle avant-garde classic, popular and jazz idioms to masterful effect.
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Orpheus in the Underworld
Unlike other composers, Offenbach gave the story a farcical twist in his version of Orpheus and Eurydice, though married to each other, are amicably living separate lives, each blissfully occupied with a new lover. Like Eurydice in the original Greek story, Offenbach's heroine is fatally bitten bgy a snake but, rather than dying tragically, she is willing relocates to the Underworld to be with Pluto - the ruler of the Underworld - who in a mortal form had becone her lover while she was alive. In Offenbach's version Orpheus acts to retrieve Eurydice much against his will. Both he and Eurydice are pleased when his attempt fails.
Celebrating 15 Years
Victorian Opera celebrates 15 years of being the State Opera company. They are proud of everything they have achieved the performances given and the 32 new worls they have xommissioned since the formation of the company on October 6, 2005.
The Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Prize
will be awarded in 2021 to emerging artists. The $50,000 Opera Prize will enable recipients to work in residence with Victorian Opera and develop their operatic careers through specialised coaching, mentoring and performance. Applications close October 30. 2020. To find out more go to www.victorianopera.com,au
Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Opera Prize
The Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Opera Prize will be awarded in 2022 to an emerging artist to assist them in cevelopng their operatic through specialised coaching, mentoring and performancer.
Details of three references.
If the applicant successfully pass this stage of audition, they will be rquired to
On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends' lives change forever.
Experinxe the romance of the original bohemian love story.
When Mimi meets Rodolfo, it's love at first touch. they head out to bustling, Café where the feisty Musetta and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can't warm a freezing winter. The bohemians have some growing up to do/
As the moon rises, a death cry wails through imprial Peking. Torture and death mean nothing. Freedom means everything. Can the princess win her heart's desire?
When Pavarotti sang out the top B in Puccini's Nessun dorma across a huge crowd at the 1990 FIFA world cup, the world collectively held its breath. A generation of football fans were learning what opera was all about - music that can transport you to another world, another place,, a place where emotion wells up inside you at the sound of a single note.
Vencerò, the tenor cries - "I will win! I will WIN!"
Marriage of Figaro
A chaotic whirlwind if mistakken identities makes the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna a lesson on hilarity.
Wih a witty, fast-moving libretto and hum-along melodies, it's easy to see wy Mozart's classic comedy continuies to charm audiences the world over.
A flawed hero. An innocent woman. A masterful villain.
Verdi's monumental music makes this historic epic the world's most populsr opera
David Livermore's radiant production is a thrilling thatrical experience. Fromn the gamous Triumphal Marchto the itimate ending every scene is specatukar.
State Opera of South Australia
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