Exclusive: Sydney reveals world’s first ‘breathable’ theatre

LYRICFEATUREDIMAGEweb

When Stephen Found, the owner of the 2010 seat Sydney Lyric Theatre, is in New York checking out shows, he has to be careful to not accidentally roll onto his phone when he’s asleep. If he does, he might set off the app he designed that within a few seconds turns the vast Lyric from 2010 seats to a 1350 seat venue mid-performance

Read More

Two Weddings, One Bride review (Opera Australia, Sydney)

TWOWEDDINGSONEBRIDEweb
Opera, Reviews, Stage |
|

Opera Australia has a rather large challenge in 2017: for seven months of the year, the company’s Sydney home — the 1500-seat Joan Sutherland Theatre, in the Sydney Opera House — is closed for renovations. Part of the company’s solution to this problem is to present work in one of the Opera House’s more intimate spaces,

Read More

Opera Australia chief bars Daily Review

OPERAHOUSESYDNEYSINGSweb
News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Opera Australia’s controversial artistic director Lyndon Terracini has lashed out over news coverage of the company in Daily Review by revoking Deputy Editor and critic Ben Neutze’s media tickets. Neutze has not received an invitation for the company’s upcoming Sydney production Two Weddings, One Bride, opening on Saturday, April 29. Yesterday, Daily Review inquired as to whether he would be invited,

Read More

Opera Australia announces new CEO

sydneyoperahousetheoperaweb
News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Opera Australia today announced that Rory Jeffes will be joining the company as CEO, replacing Craig Hassall. Hassall left the company in February this year, to take up the post of Chief Executive of London’s Royal Albert Hall. OA’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has been interim CEO since Hassall’s departure. Jeffes comes to OA from the Sydney Symphony, where he’s

Read More

Carmen’s rebel creatives strike back at Opera Australia over major changes

hosh-carmen-17-prudence-upton-photo-10-high-res
News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Last week, three key members of the original creative team for Opera Australia’s Carmen on Sydney Harbour spoke out about their exclusion from this year’s remount of their 2013 production. OA was quick to fire back that the company: “employs a wealth of talented directors and craftspeople who painstakingly and lovingly present these productions as true

Read More

‘Matilda’ dominates 2016 Green Room Awards

Matilda Trunch

Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical has continued its winning streak at Australia’s awards ceremonies, picking up eight Green Room Awards, including Best Production of a Musical. Other big winners of Melbourne’s premier performing arts awards included Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, which won six awards, including Best Production of an Opera, and Melbourne Theatre Company’s Miss Julie, which won

Read More

Carmen review (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, 2017)

hosh-carmen-17-prudence-upton-photo-03-high-res
Opera, Reviews, Stage |
|

Director Gale Edwards’ spectacular, smart, and wildly entertaining 2013 staging of Carmen is the first production to be revived for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Revisiting the production, it’s clear to see why. Edwards and her team found the perfect balance between spectacle and nuance — and given the scale of the glitzy annual event, that balance

Read More

Opera Australia’s Carmen creative team speaks out

CARMENJAMESMORGANweb
News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Director Gale Edwards, set designer Brian Thomson and costume designer Julie Lynch have delivered a slapdown to Opera Australia just two days before its multimillion-dollar production of Carmen opens on Sydney Harbour. In a statement sent to media this afternoon, the trio, who directed and designed the original Carmen on Sydney Harbour in 2013, have said that they cannot

Read More

Newsletter Signup