Joan Sutherland News

Jessica Pratt & Greta Bradman to Shine in LA SONNAMBULAJessica Pratt & Greta Bradman to Shine in LA SONNAMBULA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Glittering star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman join for Victorian Opera's concert staging of Bellini's bel canto masterpiece La Sonnambula at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on 5 May 2017.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Glittering star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman join for Victorian Opera's concert staging of Bellini's bel canto masterpiece La Sonnambula at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on 5 May 2017.  (more...)

New Tickets Released for MY FAIR LADY Directed by Julie AndrewsNew Tickets Released for MY FAIR LADY Directed by Julie Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released on March 27 for the Sydney return season of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.  Directed by Julie Andrews the show will commence at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday August 27, 2017 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Endearing and Entirely Captivating, Beloved Children's Book DIARY OF A WOMAT Comes To Life On StageBWW REVIEW: Endearing and Entirely Captivating, Beloved Children's Book DIARY OF A WOMAT Comes To Life On Stage
by Jade Kops - Mar 19, 2017

Jackie French and Bruce Whatley's international best selling children's book DIARY OF A WOMBAT makes its way to Australian stages in a wonderful new production from Monkey Baa Theatre Company. (more...)

Jimmy Barnes Announces Final STORIES AND SONGS ShowJimmy Barnes Announces Final STORIES AND SONGS Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Rock icon and bestselling author, Jimmy Barnes, is about to head out on the road for the final leg of the Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs tour and today he announced the very last 'Stories & Songs' show will be at Sydney's State Theatre on 12 April 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Damrau and Camarena Radiate Star-Power in the Met's PURITANIBWW Review: Damrau and Camarena Radiate Star-Power in the Met's PURITANI
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 27, 2017

The last time soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena appeared together at the Met, they reinvented the deadly Mary Zimmerman production of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA and made it into something wonderful. This time around, while the duo tried their hardest, they still couldn't quite bring the company's elderly production of IL PURITANI (also by Bellini) back to life, although they came pretty close, using all the considerable star-power they could muster. (more...)

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...)

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