The Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia has announced the six finalists who will continue through to compete in the finals at the Sydney Opera House beginning on July 19 in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. They are: Kenneth Broberg (USA), Moye Chen (China), Andrey Gugnin (Russia), Jianing Kong (China), Oxana Shevchenko (Kazakhstan), Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev (Russia)….
Melbourne baritone Kiran Rajasingam will reach three exciting milestones when he sings the role of Prince Yamadori in Opera Australia’s production of Madama Butterfly which opens at the Sydney Opera House in June. It is his debut in Sydney, his debut at the Sydney Opera House and as a principal with the company.
The Marais Project, one of Australia’s most intriguing early music ensembles, releases a disctinctive and typically eclectic new album next month, Australian Monody and it will celebrate this release with a concert launch.
Baritone Peter Coleman-Wright offers a view on the suggestion by OA artitic director Lyndon Terracini that quotas be lifted on the hiring of non-Australian singers: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/cast-operas-with-the-singers-you-have-baritone/story-fn9d2mxu-1226312053899
After a global search, Opera Australia has called back one of its own to assume the role of CEO of the flagship company after long-serving CEO, Adrian Collette AM, left at the end of 2012. Late last week, Opera Australia Chairman Ziggy Switkowski, announced the appointment of Craig Hassall as Collette’s successor. He said that Hassall…