Joan Sutherland News

The Australian Ballet Celebrates Creativity And Imagination With Works Created For The CompanyThe Australian Ballet Celebrates Creativity And Imagination With Works Created For The Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Australian Ballet today announced its 2018 program, a celebration of the powerhouse of creativity provided by the choreographers, dancers, musicians and artisans who bring each of the company's productions to life. (more...)

Nadine Sierra to Headline Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala at Carnegie Hall; Lineup Announced!Nadine Sierra to Headline Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala at Carnegie Hall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Back home at Carnegie Hall for the second year after more than a quarter century's absence, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert, one of the most highly anticipated operatic events of the season, will take place on Sunday, December 10, with single tickets going on sale today. (more...)

NORMA to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 133rd SeasonNORMA to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 133rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 133rd season on Monday, September 25 with a new production of Bellini's bel canto tragedy Norma. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Met as one of the world's leading interpreters of Norma, singing her first season opening performances. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A More Settled And Smooth MY FAIR LADY Returns To SydneyBWW REVIEW: A More Settled And Smooth MY FAIR LADY Returns To Sydney
by Jade Kops - Aug 29, 2017

Following on from a successful opening season at the Sydney Opera House season in September 2016 and Brisbane and Melbourne seasons earlier this year, MY FAIR LADY returns to Sydney with a much better, more comfortable and 'lived in' performance. (more...)

The Wharf Revue Returns to Sydney Theatre CompanyThe Wharf Revue Returns to Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue to the Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1 Theatre from 25 October to the 30 December. (more...)

Tina Arena to Play Eva Peron in EVITATina Arena to Play Eva Peron in EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian today announced that Australian icon, singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA. (more...)

Brandenburg Series presents the Music of Haydn and MozartBrandenburg Series presents the Music of Haydn and Mozart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haydn and Mozart, two of the most towering and iconic figures in music history, were mates.  (more...)

Hal Prince Hopes to Bring EVITA to Broadway Following 2017-2018 International TourHal Prince Hopes to Bring EVITA to Broadway Following 2017-2018 International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

In addition to the previously announced run of EVITA in Australia, the production has also announced plans for an international tour. Director Hal Prince has also confirmed that he aims to bring the show to Broadway following its run abroad.  (more...)

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Announces TUDOR PORTRAITS PerformanceSydney Philharmonia Choirs Announces TUDOR PORTRAITS Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music transports us to other times and places - join the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Symphony Chorus on a journey to Elizabethan England with works inspired by the golden age of English art. (more...)

Hal Prince to Recreate Original Production of EVITA for 2018 Australian DebutHal Prince to Recreate Original Production of EVITA for 2018 Australian Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian today announced that one of the most celebrated classical musicals, EVITA, will return to Australia, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018. (more...)

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...)

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