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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 […]

REVIEW: Turandot

Puccini died before finishing Turandot (it was completed by Franco Alfano), but there is nothing in the music that suggests the great composer was frail or past his best years. It’s a magnificent work, popular with aficionados and casual theatre-goers alike. The current production by Opera Australia has the right mix of creative virtue, tongue-in-cheek […]

REVIEW: Madama Butterfly

While the Sydney Opera House undergoes a costly and controversial makeover, Opera Australia has returned to Haymarket to perform its popular production of Madama Butterfly. Before the Sydney Opera House opened at Bennelong Point 44 years ago, operas were staged at a long since demolished theatre in Quay Street just a few blocks from the […]

Miss Saigon

Staging a musical is no mean feat, especially for a semi-amateur theatre company, yet Packemin Productions has ambitiously and successfully staged some of the biggest. Their current production, Miss Saigon, will certainly test their mettle. This musical was the follow-up to Les Miserables for creators Schonberg and Boublil, and is modelled on Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. […]

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 […]

RENT

With the surge in Sydney housing prices and the questioning of traditional social structures that have long sought to define us, RENT is much more than just a production. This bold, brave and unapologetic musical provides social commentary that resonates with audiences on an international scale. RENT follows a group of young performance actors living in the […]