Opera Australia celebrates the great man’s birthday with a life-sized Valkyrie helmet cake.
Opera Australia have taken a rather unique approach with a life-sized Valkyrie helmet birthday cake created by Sydney-based “Sweet Art” to bring a touch of fun to the celebrations.
Meanwhile, Australian ex-pat artists including Daniel Sumegi, Stuart Skelton, John Wegner, Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Deborah Humble have been rehearsing in Melbourne for several weeks now. Director Neil Armfield is apparently happy with the progress of rehearsals so far, with the first two operas marked out and the third underway.
Design elements are still under wraps but Director Neil Armfield describes the philosophical framework for his Ring Cycle to be one that emphasizes the music and the ideas of Wagner’s masterpiece. The production will evoke the fascination with the natural world that was beginning to inform scientific thinking in...