Victorian Opera & Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program Cancel ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

The Victorian Opera and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program have announced the cancellation of Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. Performances were originally scheduled for Dec. 3-4 and were set to be presented in partnership with the Brisbane-based Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program. According to the Victorian Opera, the increased uncertainty regarding {…}

Kathryn Radcliffe, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, & Carlos E. Barcenas Headline Victorian Opera’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’

On April 27, 2021, Victorian Opera will present Georges Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers,” held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Maestro Richard Mills conducts the Orchestra Victoria, and a cast comprised of soprano Kathryn Radcliffe as Leila, bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Nourabad, tenor Carlos E. Barcenas as Nadir, and baritone Stephen Marsh as Zurga. This semi-staged concert production is {…}

Victorian Opera to Present 2 World Premieres Online & In Person

Victorian Opera has announced that it will premiere two operas commissioned by the company, “Echo and Narcissus”/ “Cassandra” on March 19, 2021. “Echo and Narcissus” is the result of a collaboration between composer Kevin March and librettist Jane Montgomery Griffiths, while “Cassandra” was created by Simon Bruckard and Constantine Costi. Conductor Sam Strong leads a cast that includes soprano Kathryn {…}