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Chamber Pot Opera

Director Clemence Williams developed Chamber Pot Opera along with co-creators Keiren Brandt-Sawdy and Thomas De Angelis in response to the limited roles for women in opera.  She says, “When I was studying voice, I was told I could sing the ‘Witches, bitches or breeches’ roles as a mezzo-soprano, so this opera attempts to debunk those […]

Chamber Pot Opera

Magical, transformative and highly intimate, Chamber Pot Opera hails from a sell-out season of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Giving a strong and powerful voice to the stories of three women, this opera blends together well-known music from the likes of Puccini, Mozart and Bizet. The elaborate but cosy Ladies’ Powder Room of Sydney's Queen Victoria […]


As one of the loneliest instruments in the music world, the viola is rarely given time to shine its mellow sound. However as we get to the business end of the year, the Balmain Sinfonia will be shining a light on professional violist Charlotte Fetherston and violinist Alastair Duff-Forbes as the talented soloists for their […]


The word 'epic' is bandied about a lot these days. It’s attributed to everything from TV, to last night’s planking session, so when we think of Mozart, it’s often easy to forget that he experienced one of the most epic fails in history. “He was literally dismissed with a kick up the arse,” says Richard […]

School for lovers

Clovelly baritone Jose Carbo is an expert on relations between the sexes. The Argentinian-born singer, of Italian and Spanish heritage, shows off his knowledge as Don Alfonso in the Mozart opera, Cosi fan tutte at the Opera House until October 29. “It’s a funny opera. At the end of the day everyone does their shopping […]