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« Les contes d’Hoffmann », Offenbach, from september 11th to december 13th, Sydney

In an artis­tic coup for our natio­nal ope­ra com­pa­ny, Richard Hickox conducts a new pro­duc­tion of The Tales of Hoff­mann direc­ted by Stuart Maun­der and fea­tu­ring one of Aus­tra­lia’s most exci­ting artists, Emma Mat­thews, playing four dif­ferent roles to create Hoff­mann’s ulti­mate woman. The star­ry-eyed Hoff­mann is entran­ced by Olym­pia, sedu­ced by Giu­liet­ta and obses­sed by fra­gile Anto­nia, and when he …

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« The Gondoliers », Gilbert & Sullivan, from september 18th to november 3rd, Sydney

Nothing is sacred when arch sati­rist, W.S. Gil­bert and musi­cal genius, Arthur Sul­li­van, get to work. So pre­pare your­self for a deli­cious­ly wicked treat, because The Gon­do­liers is back.Giuseppe and Mar­co spend their days on the magi­cal water­ways of Venice and their nights with their love­ly young wives. Life is good. So when a royal dele­ga­tion from an unk­nown cor­ner of …

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Opéra de SYDNEY, du 26 juin au 30 août 2007, en vrac : Trouvère, Barbier de Séville et Enlèvement au Sérail

VERDI – Il Trovatore Jul 2007 Tue 3rd to Aug 2007 Sat 4th Il tro­va­tore is set in fif­teenth-cen­tu­ry Spain but the com­po­ser was living through the chao­tic Ita­lian poli­tics of the late 1840s. Elke Neid­hardt’s pro­duc­tion, upda­ted to the Spa­nish Civil War, demons­trates how ope­ra speaks the lan­guage of revo­lu­tion, wha­te­ver the era. Welsh-born tenor Den­nis O’Neill is the trou­ba­dour Man­ri­co, …

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