Highlights include Barrie Kosky's riotous Meistersinger, a bravura new Tannhaüser, and two complete Ring Cycles.
Opera Australia’s digital Ring Cycle, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, was scheduled to open in Brisbane this November, but will now be staged in 2021.
The company has adapted an opera it staged for babies and toddlers earlier this year into an interactive digital book called Baby Bilby Sings.
One in four have returned to cultural events, and 42 per cent plan to return. However, 22 per cent said their long-term attendance will be negatively affected by COVID-19.
Menotti's one-act comedy may not be a masterpiece but feels distinctly relevant right now.
Limelight has received a Small Business Grant from the City of Sydney through its COVID-19 Relief Grants for a three-part program to support performing arts companies as they gradually return to the stage.
New initiatives from Ensemble Offspring, Pinchgut Opera and Strange Bedfellows are among the recipients.
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse will create an opera about the traditional story of the magpie and crow.
Two young mezzo-sopranos have launched a new podcast series in which they interview opera performers, among them Australian soprano Lauren Fagan. They explain how and why.
Live Performance Australia has welcomed the package of grants and loans, while the MEAA has described it as a “slap in the face” to workers in the industry.
Lang’s new opera counts the cost of knowing Glenn Gould.
Stanford’s last opera shows extraordinarily dexterous word-setting.
Castorf’s take on Janáček’s prison opera sure involves a lot of cooks.