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Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Awarded Italy’s Cultural Honor
Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM of Opera Australia has been awarded Commander of the Order of the Star of Italy, one of the highest civilian honors in Italy. The honor is bestowed on foreign nationals and expatriates for their work in the promotion of Italian national prestige abroad, upholding and preserving cultural heritage, enhancing friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy. Presented by Italy’s Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Stefano…
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Ferruccio Furlanetto To Put on Two Intriguing Recitals in Syndey
Superstar bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is set to showcase his talents in Sydney, Australia in a rare concert performance this fall. The bass will appear at the City Recital Hall on Sept. 27 and 29 alongside pianist Igor Tchetuev. The first of these concerts will feature Furlanetto in Schubert’s “Winterreise,” while the latter performance will see the famed Verdi interpreter perform 15 or so songs by Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff. “He is…
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Corinne Winters, Stefan Vinke, Ferruccio Furlanetto Highlight Opera Australia’s 2018 Melbourne Season
Opera Australia has announced its 2018 Melbourne Season. The Autumn 2018 season will kick off with Brian Howard’s “Metamorphosis,” starting on Oct. 25 and running through the 27th. That will be followed by “La Bohème,” which will feature soprano Maija Kovalevska in the title role with Yosep Kang as her beloved Rodolfo. Performances start on Nov. 7 and run through the 24th. Next up is Kasper Holten’s production of “Die…
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Opera Australia To Present ‘Evita’
Opera Australia is set to bring "Evita" to the Sydney Opera House. the company announced that it will continue its tradition of partnering with commercial producer John Frost for its annual musical. Opera Australia and Frost will be joined by UK producer David Ian to present a re-creation of the original West End and Broadway productions of the musical, directed by the legendary Hal Prince. In a press statement, John…
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Opera Australia Bids Adieu To Classic ‘Madama Butterfly’ Production
Opera Australia is retiring Moffatt Oxenbould’s beloved "Madama Butterfly" production. The production, which premiered in 1997, opens for the last time on Oct. 24, 2017, with Karah Son, Hyeseoung Kwon, Diego Torre, and Andeka Gorrotxategi. "Madama Butterfly's" production has been performed more than any other in Opera Australia’s repertoire and has been universally praised for its sheer beauty, the gorgeous costumes, evocative sets, and Puccini’s magnificent music. Regarding the decision, Opera Australia’s…
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Opera Australia Announces ‘La Bohème’ For Handa Opera On Sydney Harbor
Opera Australia has announced that it will continue its successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series. The company announced that the series will continue for a new three-year agreement with Destination NSW, commencing in 2018 with Puccini’s "La Bohème." After six years the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbor has been described as one of the top four opera open-air events in the world by Signature Luxury Travel and Style Magazine.…
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Opera Australia Succeeds Financially And Artistically In 2016
Opera Australia has announced that its 60th Anniversary year ended with an outstanding financial and artistic result. The company announced in a press release that it had made strong gains that resulted in a $3.0 million surplus. Chairman David Mortimer AO noted, “The 2016 financial outcome is a remarkable turnaround year-on-year for the Company and a tribute to Chief Executive Craig Hassall’s leadership and Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini’s inspired programming.…