Joan Sutherland News

DIVA Starring Amelia Farrugia Comes to SydneyDIVA Starring Amelia Farrugia Comes to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

In this exciting world premiere presented by City Recital Hall, popular soprano Amelia Farrugia stars in what promises to be an uplifting celebration of great Australian divas, taking the audience on a journey through the life and career of June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland. (more...)

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development ProgramFive Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Awards Opera Medal to Head of Wardrobe Geoffry M. CraigSan Francisco Opera Awards Opera Medal to Head of Wardrobe Geoffry M. Craig
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

At the conclusion of last night's performance of Verdi's Rigoletto, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Head of Wardrobe, Geoffry M. Craig, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. Craig joined the Wardrobe Department staff in 1981 as a dresser, became Head of Men's Wardrobe in 1986 and assumed his current position of Deparment Head in 1999. After 36 years of service, Craig will retire from San Francisco Opera at the end of the 2017 Summer Season. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVECarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

Richard Tognetti AO Announced as the Recipient of the 2017 JC Williamson AwardRichard Tognetti AO Announced as the Recipient of the 2017 JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Andrew Kay AM, President of Live Performance Australia, today announced that Richard Tognetti AO, Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, will be the recipient of the 2017 JC Williamson Award.  (more...)

Sydney Opera House Names Kate Dundas Executive Director of Performing ArtsSydney Opera House Names Kate Dundas Executive Director of Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

A former Director of ABC Radio and Deputy Secretary NSW Government Arts & Culture, Kate has a remarkable track record of harnessing talent and leading creative teams to achieve outstanding results. (more...)

Major Renovations Begin at World Famous Sydney Opera HouseMajor Renovations Begin at World Famous Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The curtain will fall next week on the last performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (JST) for seven months as the Sydney Opera House prepares to start work on its first major Renewal project. (more...)

Media Opera House Begins Work on First Major Renewal Project in Joan Sutherland TheatreMedia Opera House Begins Work on First Major Renewal Project in Joan Sutherland Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The curtain will fall next week on the last performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (JST) for seven months as the Sydney Opera House prepares to start work on its first major Renewal project. (more...)


by Jade Kops - May 3, 2017

Graeme Murphy's NUTCRACKER - THE STORY OF CLARA is a beautiful expression of love, growth, and friendship. (more...)

Australian Ballet Presents An Epic Contemporary Vision of Ballet's Favorite TaleAustralian Ballet Presents An Epic Contemporary Vision of Ballet's Favorite Tale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

A joyful celebration of ballet, a deeply moving life story, and an affectionately humorous depiction of the migrant experience are masterfully interwoven in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker - The Story of Clara. Created in 1992 for The Australian Ballet by one of the country's most audacious and prolific choreographers, this ballet has become a modern Australian classic. (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/302017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves. (more...)

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...)

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