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How the Eurovision ‘floaty poles’ solved a thorny operatic problem

How the Eurovision ‘floaty poles’ solved a thorny operatic problem

For the opening scene of Wagner’s Ring cycle, director Suzanne Chaundy wanted to plunge the audience into the depths of the Rhine river.

  • by Nick Miller

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New national opera company launches with a song of love and loss

New national opera company launches with a song of love and loss

Some of the most exciting music being written is for contemporary opera: a new Australian company wants to bring it to national audiences.

  • by Nick Miller
Stirring new production explores a nymph’s laboured creation of a river bed
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Sydney Festival

Stirring new production explores a nymph’s laboured creation of a river bed

The work begins with darkness, silence and undifferentiated shapes, slowly awakened by insects, dim light and the sound of slow breath.

  • by Peter McCallum
'Thought provoking and excellent': Future Remains is a rich musical work
★★★★½
Sydney Festival

'Thought provoking and excellent': Future Remains is a rich musical work

Sydney Chamber Opera presents a staged performance superbly sung by Andrew Goodwin.

  • by Peter McCallum
Opera Australia's Merry Widow a non-serious operetta highly worthy of support
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Opera Australia's Merry Widow a non-serious operetta highly worthy of support

Julie Lea Goodwin as the widow, Hanna, lights up the stage with regal bearing and fluid vocal radiance.

  • by Peter McCallum
Merry day at the opera as organisers seek out first timers

Merry day at the opera as organisers seek out first timers

Opera Australia invited two first-time Opera goers to sample the joys of The Merry Widow, its first show since COVID-19 shut the company down.

  • by Linda Morris