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Features

The secret art of conducting

Conductors including Vanessa Scammell, Asher Fisch and Nicholas Braithwaite discuss their roles and their relationships with orchestras.

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New Artistic Director for Victorian Opera

Stuart Maunder AM is moving states and companies, farewelling State Opera South Australia to lead the flagship Victorian company.

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Opinions & Analysis

A show to die for

Chronically ill and disabled people are already familiar with judging risks to their lives. What can they teach the performing…

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Opera review: Il Trovatore

Opera Australia's re-imagining of Verdi’s story of love, revenge, persecution and revolution as a dystopian critique of the repression of…

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Features

Three state operas unite for feminist La Traviata

Director Sarah Giles and Opera Queensland’s Patrick Nolan discuss the themes of their new opera and explain why it is…

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Opera review: Madama Butterfly, Opera Australia

A contemporary take on Puccini's classic opera.

Features

Why opera companies should explain themselves better

Peter Tregear argues more needs to be done to help opera audiences contextualise the art form beyond the vocal spectacular.

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Opera review: Lohengrin

A celebrated tenor performs one of his most iconic roles along with a well supported cast.

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Opera review: Voss

Australia’s own ‘grand opera’ fills the stage for one night only thanks to State Opera South Australia and Victorian Opera.

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Opera review: The Turn of the Screw

Henry James's classic text is reconfigured into a haunting chamber opera in this new State Opera SA production.

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