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Opera Australia to flee Sydney to safeguard show

Opera Australia to flee Sydney to safeguard show

Worried cast and crew will be trapped by border closures, Opera Australia is trying to find ways to rehearse its blockbuster the Ring Cycle in Brisbane.

  • by Linda Morris

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From opera to undies: Out-of-work prop guy solves a hidden problem

From opera to undies: Out-of-work prop guy solves a hidden problem

Working up to 14-hour days in his job as deputy head of props for Opera Australia, Adamson has long been bothered by a hidden problem.

  • by Nick Galvin
Opera Australia gets $4 million boost after lockdown SOS

Opera Australia gets $4 million boost after lockdown SOS

The federal government’s cash injection is a real morale booster, Opera Australia has said.

  • by Linda Morris
‘I feel like we are in a war’: Opera Australia blockbuster cancelled

‘I feel like we are in a war’: Opera Australia blockbuster cancelled

Opera Australia has been dealt a devastating double blow after it was forced to cancel upcoming seasons of Phantom of the Opera in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by Nick Galvin
Opera Australia’s horror run continues as curtain falls on winter season

Opera Australia’s horror run continues as curtain falls on winter season

The company has been forced to scrap its winter season’s 37 remaining performances.

  • by Nick Galvin
Opera Australia performers ordered to self-isolate after construction worker tests positive to COVID-19

Opera Australia performers ordered to self-isolate after construction worker tests positive to COVID-19

Members of the orchestra, singers, technicians and creative staff were in rehearsal at the time the subcontractor was considered potentially infectious.

  • by Linda Morris
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Singing the aeons-long frustrations of the battle for feminism

Singing the aeons-long frustrations of the battle for feminism

In Victorian Opera’s Lorelei, three sirens take to the stage and what starts out as a conventional trio soon takes a dark, hilarious turn.

  • by Elizabeth Flux
Huge 3D screens replace opera sets at Verona amphitheatre

Huge 3D screens replace opera sets at Verona amphitheatre

Dynamic, 3D images broadcast on huge LED screens recreate a Sicilian village or a Fellini-esque film backlot.

  • by Colleen Barry
Opera Australia and tenor sued over child sex offences
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Opera Australia and tenor sued over child sex offences

Opera tenor David Lewis, then 34, befriended the teenager who confided in him about her traumatic childhood. He then proceeded to groom the girl and to sexually abuse her.

  • by Kate McClymont
Aida review: it’s opera, but not as you know it
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Aida review: it’s opera, but not as you know it

Opera Australia’s Aida has breathtaking cinematic effects provided by eight massive digital panels.

  • by Peter McCallum
Deborah Cheetham’s new opera packs a punch

Deborah Cheetham’s new opera packs a punch

What if you’d always seen the world as a beautiful, colour-filled place, then discovered that all anyone else can see is darkness?

  • by Elizabeth Flux