In 2014 Pinchgut Opera will perform Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. This is a masterwork, rarely performed and understood. 2014 marks 300 years since Gluck’s birth and we would like to mark this occasion with a work by a composer who is only remembered for a couple of pieces. Iphigénie en Tauride draws all of Gluck’s opera reforms to their natural conclusion and a work of great power and beauty is the result.
A lover and a fighter, Cyrano de Bergerac is a man’s man. Peerless in battle and heroically eloquent in love, what he lacks in physical allure he makes up for in swordplay and wordplay. In this lavish production, Richard Roxburgh dons the nose that launched a thousand quips. With the irresistible panache that Australian audiences have fallen in love with time and again, Roxburgh proves that the brain can be the greatest erogenous zone.
Somewhere in the Swiss alps, a grande dame of best-selling crime literature lives with an impressive collection of books, and a somewhat sinister collection of guns and knives. She finds solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. But when a mysterious international visitor barges in to her home unannounced, will her love of fictional murders become a dangerous reality?
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. Photography by Johan Persson.
In 2014, The Australian Ballet embarks on its 33rd International Tour, travelling to Los Angeles and Berkeley with the much-loved, world-acclaimed production of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. This will be the company’s ninth tour of the United States – adding to the 87 cities across 37 countries the company has visited in its lifetime since 1965.
All photography by Lisa Tomasetti.
Taking their DIY drag and high camp comic bite to hilarious new lows, Declan Greene and Ash Flanders are putting the silver-screen diva front and centre. Garbo, Collins, Davis, Taylor, Hepburn... and Beverly Dumont.
Louder Than Words features two world premieres, one by Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and the other by European star Andonis Foniadakis, both showcasing award-winning dancers stretched to their physical limits in an awe-inspiring Sydney exclusive season. Photography by Wendell Teodoro.
Amanda Wingfield is a single mother. Her son Tom works in a warehouse, her daughter Laura is studying to become a secretary. The three of them live in a small apartment pent up with fantasies and urges and rage and wounded tenderness. It is not a magnificent existence, but each of them has one true idea for a better life. Enter the Gentleman Caller… Photographs by Brett Boardman.