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Antoinette Halloran Antoinette Halloran is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and has an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Melbourne. Since graduating, Antoinette has appeared in many productions ranging from opera to musical theatre and cabaret. Music theatre highlights include roles in The Phantom…
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In the creation of his opera Nabucco, Giuseppe Verdi played a key role in the movement for Italian unification. Study the series of 19th-century rebellions against Austrian rule that culminated in the two Italian wars of independence. Observe how the music and poetry of Nabucco came to be identified with…
An Opera from the Indian Ocean - Opera Singers Performing Contemporary Music
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Mabou Mines' critically acclaimed interpretation of Ibsen's A Doll's House rejuvenates a nineteenth century classic with bold staging and conceptual originality. Ibsen's Doll's House has been described as a feminist clarion, Freudian drama and bourgeois soap opera. In Mabou Mines' re-imagining, the production shocks and enlightens audiences as never before.…
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The libretto, by Henri Meilac and Ludovic Halevy, is based on a novella by Prosper Merimee. The first performance of Carmen on 3 March 1875, produced such a hostile reaction that Bizet left Paris physically and psychologically ill, and died only three months later on 3 June 1875, following two…
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There was a six-year pause after Otello before Verdi wrote his last opera Falstaff (1893), once more based on Shakespeare (from the c. 1600 comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor and his history King Henry IV). He again collaborated with the young, 'wild' librettist Arrigo Boito. This production is also…
Emma Matthews (Soprano) & Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Emma Matthews Remy Martin Opera Award, 1999. Green Room Awards 1999, 2000, 2001, Best Female Singer - Title Role, Lulu, 2003, Sofia: Il Signor Bruschino 2005. Mo Award and Helpmann Award: Lulu OA repertoire: title roles: Lakm?, Lulu, Pamina: The Magic Flute, Juliette: Rom? et Juliette, Almirena: Rinaldo, Illia: Idomeneo,…
Sense and Sensation - English Culture in the 18th Century
Sense and Sensation is a lavish exploration of the arts in eighteenth-century London. Written and presented by the eminent historian John Brewer, and drawn from his highly-acclaimed book 'The Pleasures of the Imagination', the film considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created. A world,…
Master Qi and the Monkey KingĀ 
This beautifully realized documentary chronicles the life and work of Qi Shu Fang, one of the preeminent masters of Chinese Opera living in the United States. It is a story of ambition, love, the creative impulse and the struggle to survive against all odds. The film highlights the intricacies of…
Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Baritone) & Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo)
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The 1990s: The New Space Opera
Space operas--mega-adventures that span galaxies and many pages--introduce complex and layered narratives with complicated characters who are often not immediately likeable. Professor Wolfe traces the components that comprise a space opera, differentiating it from a regular series. Consider how these new space operas relate to--and differ from--classic space operas, and…
Shannon Bennett "Vue De Monde" [Melbourne] & Guillaume Brahimi "Guillaume at Bennelong" [Sydney]
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