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OA | TV: Opera Australia On Demand

Dame Joan - Merry Widow 1988. Photo: William Moseley

Opera Australia’s extensive collection of live performance recordings will now be live streamed for free through the new online streaming service OA | TV.

Artistic director, Lyndon Terracini spoke of this free on demand service as something he had always wanted to launch prior to “this devastating time for the company not being able to perform live.”

“But to see Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour filmed the way it looks in movie theatres around the world and all these amazing live performances of Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland that you can’t see in the theatre anymore is incredibly exciting,” Terracini said.

Besides live performances, also available on the service is a series of chat show style interviews with Lyndon Terracini, as he meets some of the most interesting artists and key backstage crew in sharing with the audience a unique “behind the scenes” of their exclusive dance and singing performances live from the studio.

“I’d be hearing about their life stories and finding out what makes them tick, they all have amazing stories that I think the audience would be really interested to hear.”

While unable to perform live, Opera Australia will be continually sharing weekly content with opera fans, Opera in Sydney Opera house, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Best Of Dame Joan Sutherland, and interviews with Lyndon Terracini through OA | TV free of charge during this difficult time.


By Kirsta Cheung

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