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Opera Australia 2024 Review: Orpheus and Eurydice


Photo credit: Keith Saunders Opera Australia’s 2024 season at the Sydney Opera House continued on January 12th with a beguiling production of Gluck’s 18th century “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Originally a co-production between Opera Queensland and acrobatic troupe Circa, which Opera Australia now offered as their contribution to this year’s Festival of Sydney, this is a summer event that annually offers {…}


Opera Australia & Circa to Present Genre-Defying Production of ‘Orpheus & Eurydice’


(Photo credit: Opera Australia) Opera Australia and Sydney Festival in association with Circa will present the Sydney Premiere of Opera Queensland’s reimagining of Gluck’s “Orpheus & Eurydice” at the Sydney Opera House on Jan. 12. Making his Opera Australia debut in the role of Orfeo is countertenor Christophe Dumaux. He performs alongside Opera Australia principal soprano Cathy-Di Zhang in the {…}


Christophe Dumaux, Kang Wang, Samantha Clarke, Stacey Alleaume, Cathy-Di Zhang Headline Opera Australia’s 2024 Sydney Season


Opera Australia announced its 2024 summer season which will feature five Sydney Opera House premieres. Guest Creative Director Lindy Hume curated the season. The program highlights the scope of Australian talent both “on and off the stage,” as well as international guest artists and opera in contemporary storytelling. Hume’s program includes several milestone partnerships for Opera Australia including Victorian Opera, {…}


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Unveils 2023 Season


The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra has announced its 2023 season. The ensemble will feature a total of six showcases at the City Recital Hall in Sydney and Melbourne Recital Centre. “It is exciting to launch the Brandenburg’s striking new look for our 2023 subscription season – the company’s 34th – and a diverse program of celebrated Australian and international guest artists, {…}


Patricia Petibon, Carmen Giannattasio, Wallis Giunta & Enea Scala Headline Opéra de Lyon’s 2021-22 Season


(Credits: Bernard Martinez / Cory Weaver / Kirsten Nijhof / In Art Management official website) Opéra de Lyon has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas A concert version of Massenet‘s “Manon” will showcase Saimir Pirgu as Le Chevalier des Grieux, Artur Ruciński as Lescaut, and Patricia Petibon in the title role. The cast will be rounded {…}


Julia Bullock, Christine Goerke & Christian Gerhaher Lead White Lights 2019 Festival


The White Lights Festival has announced its 2019 festival featuring numerous experimental works and a number of operatic and vocal evenings. For this article, we will only announce vocal events. “En Masse,” a work created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble, is set to feature selections by Swedish composer Klara Lewis interspersed with selections from Schubert’s “Winterreise” and “Schwanengesang.” Performance {…}


Sonya Yoncheva, Cecilia Bartoli & Philippe Jaroussky Highlight Palau De La Musica’s 2019-20 Season


The Palau de La Musica has announced its 2019-20 season featuring guest performers, a number of choral pieces and all stars. Here is a break down of the operatic and vocal performances the season will offer. The season opens with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge with the Jove de l’Orfeó Català in music by Wylkynson, Byrd, Britten, Lobo, Casals, Harvey, Weir, Villiers Stanford, {…}