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Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This SundayLucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Fort Lee, New Jersey - The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Cuban born Lucy Arner will debut as Principal Conductor in the company's performance of Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PEASANT PRINCE Brings The Story Of Mao's Last Dancer To Life For The Young And Young At Heart In A Beautiful, Moving ExpressionBWW Review: THE PEASANT PRINCE Brings The Story Of Mao's Last Dancer To Life For The Young And Young At Heart In A Beautiful, Moving Expression
by Jade Kops - Apr 11, 2016

Monkey Baa Theatre Company has created another wonderful work for children with their interpretation of Li Cunxin's children's book THE PEASANT PRINCE. (more...)

BWW Review: The Australian Ballet Brings Stephen Baynes' SWAN LAKE Back To The Sydney Stage To Enchant Audiences With The Tragic RomanceBWW Review: The Australian Ballet Brings Stephen Baynes' SWAN LAKE Back To The Sydney Stage To Enchant Audiences With The Tragic Romance
by Jade Kops - Apr 2, 2016

Blending traditional and new choreography, Stephen Baynes' interpretation of SWAN LAKE is beautiful and poignant. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julie Andrews Talks About the Australian Premiere of MY FAIR LADYSTAGE TUBE: Julie Andrews Talks About the Australian Premiere of MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2016

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading theatre producer John Frost AM will present a brand new production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece My Fair Lady at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House in 2016, celebrating the iconic musical's 60th anniversary. My Fair Lady will be directed by world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews with choreography by Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I, South Pacific). The premiere has been secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. (more...)

BWW Review: Sydney Symphony Orchestra's LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Brings British Tradition To The Sydney Opera HouseBWW Review: Sydney Symphony Orchestra's LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Brings British Tradition To The Sydney Opera House
by Jade Kops - Mar 18, 2016

THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS delights Anglophiles with a recreation of the relaxed closing concert of the British summer season. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Celebrates Show's 60th Anniversary with New Tickets to Sydney RunMY FAIR LADY Celebrates Show's 60th Anniversary with New Tickets to Sydney Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Tuesday 15th March marks the 60th Anniversary of MY FAIR LADY's opening night on Broadway in 1956.  To celebrate the anniversary, producers Opera Australia and John Frost announced a release of new tickets to the Sydney season. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

Australian Ballet Announces Season - Balanchine, Two World Premieres and More!Australian Ballet Announces Season - Balanchine, Two World Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Symphony in C is an electrifying double bill seamlessly blending old and new to create a glittering showcase of ballet moments. The Australian Ballet pairs a George Balanchine classic with five bite size ballets,including two world premiere works by Company members Alice Topp and Richard House. An opportunity to see The Australian Ballet dancers at their classical best. Symphony in C runs 29 April to 14 May atSydney Opera House.   (more...)

BWW Review: Manipulation, Scheming And Deception Get In The Way Of Love in LUISA MILLERBWW Review: Manipulation, Scheming And Deception Get In The Way Of Love in LUISA MILLER
by Jade Kops - Feb 18, 2016

Giuseppe Verdi's LUISA MILLER exposes the intrigue, in its darkest form, that threatens the purest of love. (more...)

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 BOHÈME 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...)

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