Opera Review: The Rape Of Lucretia/ Sydney Chamber Opera/ Victorian Opera

Opera Review: The Rape Of Lucretia/ Sydney Chamber Opera/ Victorian Opera

The Rape of Lucretia, Benjamin Britten Sydney Chamber Opera/ Victorian Opera Carriageworks 19 August 2016 Written by Deen Hamaker Productions of Benjamin Britten’s operas have become a rare event in Sydney and performances of Britten’s most enigmatic work, The Rape of Lucretia, are even more rare. Last performed by The Australian Opera as part of…

Green Room Award Nominations For 2016

Noinations for the 2016 Green Room Awards have just been announced. The Green Room Awards are Melbourne‚Äôs performing arts awards. Since 1982 they have been awarded in recognition of excellence in a variety of categories including Cabaret, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera, Theatre and Alternative and Hybrid Performance productions. Yes – it’s a Melbourne accolade, but…

Chamber Opera Review: Voyage To The Moon/ Musica Viva And Victorian Opera

Chamber Opera Review: Voyage To The Moon/ Musica Viva And Victorian Opera

Kudos to Michael Gow and Musica Viva with Victorian Opera for their creation Voyage to the Moon, a Baroque pastiche with libretto and direction by Gow, and a score constructed by the late Alan Curtis, complemented by Calvin Bowman after Curtis’ sudden death during the project. The chamber opera opened in Sydney this week with…