Joan Sutherland News

Melbourne Opera Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Opera H.M.S. PINAFOREMelbourne Opera Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Opera H.M.S. PINAFORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Melbourne Opera is bringing Gilbert & Sullivan (G&S) hilarity back to Melbourne, with a new production of H.M.S. Pinafore gallivanting onto The Athenaeum stage from 14 March. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Verdi's Tragic Love Story Of The Fallen Woman, LA TRAVIATA Returns To Sydney Opera HouseBWW REVIEW: Verdi's Tragic Love Story Of The Fallen Woman, LA TRAVIATA Returns To Sydney Opera House
by Jade Kops - Feb 12, 2017

Elijah Moshinsky's (Director) staging of Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA returns to Sydney Opera House, this time under the eye of Revival Director Hugh Halliday. (more...)

My Fair Lady Costume Exhibition Announces ExtensionMy Fair Lady Costume Exhibition Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

New tickets are set to be released on Monday 13 February for the Brisbane season of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.  Directed by stage and screen legend Julie Andrews the show will play from March 14 at QPAC's Lyric Theatre and would make the perfect Valentine gift.  My Fair Lady received rave reviews for the premiere season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre where it smashed box office records for selling more tickets than any other production in the history of the Sydney Opera House! (more...)

Deborah Humble to Give Adelaide ConcertDeborah Humble to Give Adelaide Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Lovers of opera will be delighted with the opportunity to hear the incomparable voice of  international Mezzo-Soprano Deborah Humble who, accompanied by pianist Sharolyn Kemmorley AM and the ASO's Imants Larsens, performs in Adelaide on 11 February.  Deborah will join the audience for afternoon tea following the performance. which is included in the ticket price. (more...)

Jimmy Barnes Receives Australia Day HonourJimmy Barnes Receives Australia Day Honour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Rock icon and bestselling author, Jimmy Barnes, has today been appointed as an Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia for 'distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organisations, particularly to children with a disability'. (more...)

Jimmy Barnes Gears Up for Tour of WORKING CLASS BOY: AN EVENING OF STORIES AND SONGSJimmy Barnes Gears Up for Tour of WORKING CLASS BOY: AN EVENING OF STORIES AND SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Following a 2016 filled with firsts and new records, rock icon and bestselling author, Jimmy Barnes, is already gearing up for an even bigger 2017 with new regional shows added to the Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs tour in Mackay, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Penrith and Geelong in response to fan requests. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Presented With Stunning Imagery, KING ROGER Is Powerful And Thought ProvokingBWW REVIEW: Presented With Stunning Imagery, KING ROGER Is Powerful And Thought Provoking
by Jade Kops - Jan 21, 2017

Opera Australia's co-production with Royal Opera House and Dallas Opera's production of the rarely performed KRÓL ROGER (KING ROGER) is a magnificent expression of one man's inner conflict. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Blended Stories Of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI Presents Two Jilted And Spiteful Lovers With Varying Degrees Of Emotional Engagement.BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Blended Stories Of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI Presents Two Jilted And Spiteful Lovers With Varying Degrees Of Emotional Engagement.
by Jade Kops - Jan 14, 2017

Rodula Gaitanou directs the revival of Damiano Michieletto's pairing of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI for Opera Australia with varying results. (more...)

MAZDA OPERA IN THE DOMAIN Returns to Opera AustraliaMAZDA OPERA IN THE DOMAIN Returns to Opera Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Pack your picnic basket and get ready for a night of incredible opera. (more...)


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San Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera MedalSan Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

At the conclusion of last night's final performance of Verdi's Aida, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Chorus and Dance Manager and member of the Opera Chorus, Jim Meyer, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. (more...)

GO YOUR OWN WAY, Based on Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Set to Tour AustraliaGO YOUR OWN WAY, Based on Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Set to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Award-winning artist Catherine Alcorn will kick off her national tour of the critically acclaimed stage show Go Your Own Way based on the life of one of rock's most fiercely private and intriguing figures, Christine McVie, in January 2017 - which also marks the 40th Anniversary of their most famous album, RUMOURS. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Celebrates 50 Years With THE INAUGURAL SEASON: EXTRAORDINARY MET PERFORMANCES FROM 1966-67 RecordingMetropolitan Opera Celebrates 50 Years With THE INAUGURAL SEASON: EXTRAORDINARY MET PERFORMANCES FROM 1966-67 Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

In honor of the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center, the company has released an exclusive 22-CD compilation of historic performances from the 1966-67 season. The set, called The Inaugural Season: Extraordinary Met Performances From 1966-67, will be available November 18, 2016, in the Met Opera Shop as well as online, and released worldwide on December 16, 2016 distributed through Warner Classics Label Services. (more...)

Opera Australia's Sydney Summer Season 2017Opera Australia's Sydney Summer Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Opera Australia's 2017 season is not to be missed, dazzling with a line-up of award winning premieres, Australian firsts and traditional favourites. (more...)

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Opera AustraliaCelebrate New Year's Eve with Opera Australia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on her finest bling, kicks up her heels and shows the world what a gorgeous and sparkly thing she is, as a festival of fireworks ignites the midnight sky. (more...)

Tickets for Australian Ballet Company's FASTER Go On Sale TodayTickets for Australian Ballet Company's FASTER Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Charging on to the stage with athleticism to the power of three, Faster opens The Australian Ballet's Sydney and Melbourne 2017 seasons at full velocity. Today single tickets go on sale for both seasons. (more...)

Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY to Return to Sydney at Capitol Theatre in August 2017Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY to Return to Sydney at Capitol Theatre in August 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Opera Australia's Lyndon Terracini and John Frost are thrilled to announce that Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will return to Sydney on Sunday August 27, 2017 following seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler FellowsSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Adler Fellowship. Nine singers, three pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program-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. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Opera Australia Announces CEO's ResignationOpera Australia Announces CEO's Resignation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Opera Australia today announced the resignation of CEO Craig Hassall AM, who has been appointed Chief Executive at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2017. Craig has given Opera Australia 6 months' notice during which time the company will commence a search for a suitable replacement. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 SeasonTHE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

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