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With much of Australia in lockdown, the thrill of live performance seems elusive. While we stay home and stay safe, noe is a great time t explore the riches of OA TV: Opera Australia on demand.
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 Cqnberra 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.
The Enchanted Pig
The Compnay are sad to announce that the Melbourne season of The Enchanted Pig scheduled to oen at the Athenaeum Theatre on July 29 has been cancelled. The cast and crew have been working tirelessly but COVID-19 has beaten them to the stage this time.
ACO has advised that they did their very best to get The Enchanted Pig back to ther smell of greasepaint and roar of the crowd. Members of the cast went through quarantine, uncertainity, stop-start rehearsals - but alas, the virus and associated restrictions pipped the company to the post by a matter of less than a couple of weeks. ACO had hundreds of under 25s geared up to attend a performance for free - thanks to the Eric Ormond Baker Fund Ticket inititive. Thnks to the wonderful supporters, Maureen Wheeler AO and Hans and Petra Henkell, ACO now working on a digital version of PIG, and have singers lined up to go into recording studioos in Melbournek NZ and London to lay down audio tracks as soon as they can. As tremendously exciting as that digital project is ACO continues to look forward to 2022, and the possibility of live performance of this wonderful opera.
ACO is disappointed to announce that the Yarra Valley Opera Festival is not going to be possible this year. As hard as ACO tried, there are just too many obstacles to overcome, including funding uncertainy, regional travel restrictions and interstate border closures, all afecting the planning ad capacity to rehearse and deliver in October.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria
Advises that all productions for 2021 thanks to COVIS-19 have been cancelled.
A royal kidnapping...A hidden child...Which handsome gondolier is actually the true King of Baratavia?
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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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