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Review In Search of Haydn screening at the Hayden Orpheum and Roseville cinemas:   John Bell talks about the competition for opera from HD cinema productions:   and read Peter McCallum’s review of  The Song Company’s Love in Venice  
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accompanists hold the keys

Accompanists are the unobtrusive support behind the soloist. They are able to lead as well as to follow and perform music that is as demanding as that of a soloist. Yet, they rarely recieve the same adulation and recogntion. Tom Service of The Guardian writes:
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sing messiah with the leichhardt espresso chorus

  A fabulous opportunity to SING Messiah in March! A Marrickville Messiah Q: Too busy to join a weekly choir but always wanted to sing Messiah? A: Join the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus for a weekend of Messiah Mayhem, Marrickville Town Hall 23rd – 25th March 2012 REGISTER NOW  at and LEARN YOUR PART BEFORE YOU…
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New Alden production of “Dream” an abstraction of Britten’s life.

Once in a while in opera, a new production comes along that fits so perfectly with the narrative, history and legend, that you wonder why it took so long for the concept to be realized. Christopher Alden’s new production of Britten’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the ENO, is one such offering. More “Scream” than “Dream”,…