Some fun facts about The Barber of Seville that I didn’t know going in is that it is based on a novel and is actually the prequel for The Marriage of Figaro, despite Seville being the work of Rossini and Figaro of Mozart. Having of course seen Opera Australia’s The Marriage of Figaro last year it was a lot of fun to see more of the untold story of the characters in this latest production!... Read More | Share it now!
Strut & Fret Production House’s first show of 2016 lands inside the Sydney Opera House Studio, peppered with flesh, flips, spins and a ridiculous amount of champagne. Vintage white and gold is the theme, a little bit of flair if you wish – no biggie. You enter and you’re immersed in a world of Moët & Chandon bottles, sparkles and bubbles laced around tables and chairs amongst both floors of the venue. The lights are bright and beheld is an extravagant yet neat stage – boasting a singular platform atop two spiralling staircases.... Read More | Share it now!
A whole host of local and international authors, writers and public thinkers will be decamping to Adelaide at the end of February for the 31st instalment of the Adelaide Writers’ Week; a week long celebration as part of the Adelaide Festival. The event will feature over 90 writers in conversation, across six days from the 27th February in Adelaide’s stunning Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.... Read More | Share it now!
Acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s first major exhibition in Australia has opened at Sydney’s Carriageworks as part of Sydney Festival, marking the first Schwartz Carriageworks project. Running until 6th March 2016, the exhibition showcases more than 30 works from Anatsui dating all the way back to the 1970s, bringing in a range on ceramics, drawings, sculptures, and woodcarvings, displayed by the artist’s renowned, expansive large-scale installations.... Read More | Share it now!
Inspired by a quote from renowned sleep scientist Allan Rechtschaffen: “If sleep and dreaming does not serve some vital function, it is the biggest mistake evolution ever made,” Perth performance makers Ian Sinclair and Dr. Renee Newman have reimagined Sleeping Beauty for a contemporary audience.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne Opera, following a highly successful debut tour of China, have returned to Melbourne to stage their first opera of 2016; the rarely performed The Abduction from Seraglio. So rarely performed, this is Melbourne’s first professional staging of the work in over twenty years. ... Read More | Share it now!