A good old fashioned girlie chat with Broadway star Sierra Boggess

For those lucky enough to call Sierra Boggess their friend, sister, colleague, a former colleague, teacher or otherwise, they get to experience a ray of sunshine each and every day. The Broadway star is headed to our shores in a few months but we got to chat with her in the lead up to her arrival. While her voice will give you goosebumps let’s just say she is so much more than just a singer and dancer.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney Festival Review: Opera Australia’s King Roger takes you (quite literally) inside the conflicted mind of the King

King Roger, or Krol Roger, is a rarely performed Polish opera that takes you inside the conflicted mind of the King as he battles with the seduction of a hedonistic Shepard/God. And by “takes you inside” it means quite literally, for the main stage is a giant head- the hollowed back forming stairs and platforms within the mind where most of the action takes place.... Read More | Share it now!

Opera Australia’s Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci uses beautiful subtleties to link two magnificent operas

Opera Australia’s latest production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci is actually two operas performed back to back. Two quite distinct operas in their composition, and yet they lend themselves to the other so easily that it’s odd to try and think of them as distinct. This production, in particular, uses beautiful subtleties to link them even further.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Eighth Wonder: Sydney Opera House – The Opera celebrates our glorious cathedral with the most stunning of backdrops – Opera Australia, Sydney

The Eighth Wonder celebrates our glorious “cathedral”, the Sydney Opera House, and its history on its very own steps. As the audience take in the performance rising above it all in the most stunning of stage backdrops are the sails of the House itself- something truly spectacular.... Read More | Share it now!

Award-winning sound engineer Tony David Cray discusses the unique audio technology of new silent opera Sydney Opera House, The Opera: The Eighth Wonder

It’s the world’s first large-scale silent opera – staged by a cast of more than 100 performers on the grand staircase of the Sydney Opera House to a nightly audience of 3,000. The entire audience will be sitting on the forecourt under the stars wearing state of the art Audio Technica headphones, cocooned in a world of pure sound with the magnificent Opera House and Harbour Bridge as the backdrop. And it’s been masterminded by award-winning sound engineer Tony David Cray (who is also responsible for the magnificent soundscapes of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour).... Read More | Share it now!