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REVIEW: Turandot

REVIEWED BY JARROD WOLHUTER The magic at the Joan Sutherland Theatre was alive and in abundance at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday night as masked crowds swelled in anticipation for the opening of Puccini’s unfinished masterpiece, Turandot. This three act, three-hour epic, set in  11th century Jin dynasty China. tells the story of a […]

Opera Australia Reveals Summer Season

Love, adventure, a comedy of errors and the world’s most famous aria: Opera Australia's summer season has it all. Breathtaking stories and even more breathtaking music performed by local and international operatic superstars. Turandot: A fantasy opera of poetry and myth, Graeme Murphy’s Turandot transports audiences to an exotic world where fear and love go […]

THAW – Harnessed But Not Hanging

BY RENEE DALLOW Legs On The Wall is presenting their next spectacular, death defying performance piece, Thaw, 20 metres above Sydney harbour, as part of Sydney Festival. Witness as a 2.7 tonne iceberg dangles, like a diamond, from The Opera House. On this iceberg will be a female aerialist dancing free form as the ice […]

Sydney Opera House opens Centre For Creativity

The Sydney Opera House opened its new Centre For Creativity to the public on Tuesday with House Warming, a free and interactive installation from visual artist Rosie Deacon. Delighted adults, children and families explored and contributed to the forest-like environment of the installation, which will evolve as a living site-specific work created by the community […]

All About Women Festival announces full program for 2022

The Opera House’s annual centrepiece feminist festival has announced the program for its 10th anniversary, taking place between March 12-13, 2022. Marking the week of International Women’s Day, the program includes an outstanding line-up of international and Australian artists, thinkers and storytellers including Roxane Gay, Nakkiah Lui, Grace Tame, Rosie Batty, Laura Tingle, Clementine Ford, Aileen […]

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs 2022 Season Announcement

Australia’s leading choral company celebrates 2022 with a blockbuster season of Sydney concerts showcasing the virtuosic form they are renowned for. From grand concert hall presentations to the intimacy of St Andrew’s Cathedral; at the heart of every Sydney Philharmonia performanceis the abiding power of music and the human voice to transport and unite us. […]

Opera Australia bringing Turandot back to the Opera House

After months of live music deprivation, audiences are invited to experience the power of opera’s most famous aria in Puccini’s Turandot when it returns to the Sydney Opera House on January 12, 2022. A fantasy opera of poetry and myth, Turandot transports audiences to an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand. […]

City prepares for ‘line in the sand’ New Year’s Eve celebrations

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has finalised plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations that Lord Mayor Clover Moore hopes will be a ‘line in the sand’ for Sydneysiders after almost two years living with the COVID-19 pandemic.  After the pandemic interrupted celebrations last year, the City has reverted back to most of […]

A Chorus Line lowers the façade of actors

Adam Jon Fiorentino is lead in the upcoming stage production of A Chorus Line staged by the Darlinghurst Theatre at the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House. He brings a wealth of experience from stage, screen and television credits in Australia, the UK and the USA. He’s been in the industry for 23 years, […]

Trevor Ashley Is Returning A Triumphant Lyin’ Queen!

By Linc Jenkin To say things have been difficult for our friends in the entertainment industry during the pandemic would be an understatement and the ‘sad clown’ picture Trevor Ashley posted on his Facebook fan page around the beginning of the last set of lockdowns truly was worth a thousand words about the despair and […]