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BWW Review: Drawing On The Comedy Of 1920's Silent Films THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Is A Lighthearted Opera Filled With Familiar MusicBWW Review: Drawing On The Comedy Of 1920's Silent Films THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Is A Lighthearted Opera Filled With Familiar Music
by Jade Kops - Feb 6, 2016

Opera Australia's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is presented with the wonderful slapstick physical humor of the early movies as the comic tale unfolds. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre to Build Walk of FameAdelaide Festival Centre to Build Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

?Adelaide Festival Centre has announced that it will build a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame, as part of the Festival Centre redevelopment project that will commence in 2016. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of BalletThe Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from 11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

BWW Review: Bizet's THE PEARLFISHERS Is Given A New Interpretation for Opera Australia's 2016 Summer SeasonBWW Review: Bizet's THE PEARLFISHERS Is Given A New Interpretation for Opera Australia's 2016 Summer Season
by Jade Kops - Jan 23, 2016

Director Michael Gow's staging of Georges Bizet's THE PEARLFISHERS brings the story of love, friendship and jealously into Colonial India. (more...)

Single Tickets to The Australian Ballet's 2016 Season on Sale Next WeekSingle Tickets to The Australian Ballet's 2016 Season on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Previously only available as part of a 2016 subscription, individual tickets for all productions in The Australian Ballet's 2016 season will go on sale at 9am AEDT on Thursday 28 January 2016. This year the national company performs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and each season is accompanied by unique behind-the-scenes events to perfectly complement the mainstage productions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns To Charm And Delight at Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland TheatreBWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns To Charm And Delight at Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jan 14, 2016

THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns To Charm And Delight at Sydney Opera House (more...)


by Jade Kops - Jan 7, 2016

Director Gale Edwards' interpretation of Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHČME returns for Opera Australia's 2016 Summer Season. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents Bizet's Romantic Opera, THE PEARLFISHERS, Jan. 15Opera Australia Presents Bizet's Romantic Opera, THE PEARLFISHERS, Jan. 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Bizet's romantic opera of golden sands, colourful silks and soul-stirring duets is being reimagined in this brand new Opera Australia production, directed by Michael Gow. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Names Lucy Arner Music Director and Principal ConductorNew Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Names Lucy Arner Music Director and Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Gate Theatre's MEDEA, Starring Emma Beattie, Extends Through December 5Gate Theatre's MEDEA, Starring Emma Beattie, Extends Through December 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Gate Theatre announces today that its critically acclaimed production of MEDEA will extend by an extra week.  The production, in association with Belvoir, Sydney and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks, will now run until Saturday 5 December.  (more...)

Dame Julie Andrews To Direct Recreation Of The Original 1956 Broadway Production of MY FAIR LADY For Opera Australia and The Gordon Frost OrganisationDame Julie Andrews To Direct Recreation Of The Original 1956 Broadway Production of MY FAIR LADY For Opera Australia and The Gordon Frost Organisation
by Jade Kops - Nov 12, 2015

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's MY FAIR LADY and the 60th Anniversary of Opera Australia, Opera Australia and The Gordon Frost Organisation are collaborating to recreate the original production Broadway production.  Multiple Award Winning star of stage and screen, Dame Julie Andrews, the first Eliza Doolittle, will share her knowledge with a new generation of performers as she directs this production.  Andrews was joined by Opera Australia's CEO Craig Hassell, Artistic Director Lyndon Terrancini AM, The Gordon Frost Organisation Managing Director John Frost AM and NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres to give the media an insight into what audiences can when the show opens at the Sydney Opera House on 30 August 2016.  (more...)

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks Directing Upcoming MY FAIR LADY in AustraliaVIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks Directing Upcoming MY FAIR LADY in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Andrews spoke with ABC News Australia about helming this landmark production sixty years after she starred in the lead role. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 21 Nov for MY FAIR LADY in Sydney; Julie Andrews, Christopher Gattelli on the Hunt for StarsTickets Go on Sale 21 Nov for MY FAIR LADY in Sydney; Julie Andrews, Christopher Gattelli on the Hunt for Stars
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

It was announced today that tickets for the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece MY FAIR LADY would go on sale on 21 November. MY FAIR LADY will play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 30 August, 2016 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Julie Andrews To Direct 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House, Aug 30Julie Andrews To Direct 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House, Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

It was announced today that tickets for the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece My Fair Lady would go on sale on 21 November. Exclusive to Sydney, My Fair Lady will play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 30 August, 2016 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for My Fair Lady in SydneyTickets on Sale for My Fair Lady in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

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BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTOBWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 2, 2015

When singers seem to come out of nowhere, it's usually not the case at all, but the culmination of years of hard work. But for Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko--the Met's current Gilda in the lively 'Ratpack' production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO--it certainly seemed like it. (more...)

Expressions Dance Company to Present CARMEN SWEETExpressions Dance Company to Present CARMEN SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Spend the night with the definitive seductress of stage as she weaves her deliciously wicked wiles through one of Expressions Dance Company's (EDC) most loved productions! Riverside Theatres will present Natalie Weir's Carmen Sweet, on 10th and 11th November 2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler FellowshipSan Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. This prestigious training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Kim David Smith Brings Electro-Weimar Concert STARGAZING to Joe's Pub TonightKim David Smith Brings Electro-Weimar Concert STARGAZING to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

KIM DAVID SMITH -- the Australian stage performer -- conjures the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Berlin with STARGAZING, a genre-mashing, electro-cabaret fantasia, premiering at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York), tonight, October 8 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre to Welcome MirusiaAdelaide Festival Centre to Welcome Mirusia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Brisbane born soprano Mirusia will return home with her new solo program This Time Tomorrow, which will tour nationally from April to August 2016 with one show only in Adelaide on May 21 in the Festival Theatre. This tour will be preceded by a concert on November 28, 2015 and two on January 9 & 16 next year. (more...)

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