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Watershed opera on death of Dr Duncan

Watershed: Haunting opera on the death of Dr Duncan

In 1972, a brutal act of violence forever changed the course of Australia’s LGBT history. Dr. George Duncan, a law lecturer, was thrown into the River Torrens in Adelaide, a crime that tragically ended his life and exposed the rampant homophobia of the time. The moment in time triggered an alleged police cover-up, a city-wide …

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Michael Honeyman brings A Queer Romance to Opera Queensland

Michael Honeyman chats to QNews about his upcoming show, A Queer Romance, for Opera Queensland. Michael Honeyman has curated an intimate and personal performance inspired by queer romance throughout history. He was approached to tell his story for Opera Queensland’s Studio Series and felt inspired to explore a theme close to his heart. “One of …

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Operarté: Underground Opera returns to Newcastle Cathedral

After the sell out performance last year, Underground Opera are back with a new production of “Opera in the Cathedral – Operarté”, coming to Newcastle this October. Experience the marriage of art and opera like never before as The Underground Opera Company presents “Opera in the Cathedral – Operarté.” Prepare to be transported to a …

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Macbeth comes to Opera Queensland

Drama queens of all genders can rejoice. Opera Queensland will open its 2023 programme with Verdi’s hi-octane musicalisation of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tale of murderous power-lust. QNews sat down to preview the production with director Laura Hansford.  Self-described as a ‘Cairns-born bogan’, Laura Hansford never expected to find herself loving opera. Then Opera Queensland offered her …

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Trills and Thrills at Opera Qld’s La Traviata

This is a musically thrilling La Traviata. Congratulations to Opera Queensland for this gripping fusion of singing, playing, and most crucially, conducting. Maestro Dane Lam showed a keen flair for this classic by Giuseppe Verdi, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra responded with passion. Whether savouring the moment or pressing fatefully on, it was a pleasure …

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Jarred Dewey: an acrobat leaps into Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland’s concluding production for the year, Orpheus & Eurydice, integrates circus performers into the action.  QNews spoke with one of the principal artists, Jarred Dewey. The story  Eurydice has died and her husband, Orpheus, is distraught. The god of Love, Amor appears and gives him a chance to retrieve his wife from the depths …

REVIEW: Visual artistry on display in Opera Queensland’s ‘A Flowering Tree’

The sense of a feast and a rich antipasto platter of musical and visual artistry was the dominant impression of Opera Queensland’s new production of John Adams’ A Flowering Tree this month, writes reviewer Tim Passmore. The majestic concert staging of A Flowering Tree by Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan elegantly combined real-time performance …

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Opera Queensland’s 2019 season in full bloom with ‘A Flowering Tree’

Opera Queensland’s first mainstage presentation for the year is A Flowering Tree by American contemporary composer John Adams. Tim Passmore spoke to director Patrick Nolan about the show. Mythical India. An impoverished family. A desperate daughter discovers she can transform into a tree whose blooms sell for a princely price. But her miracle also attracts …

White Christmas At Underground Opera’s ‘Carols In The Reservoir’

Dreaming of a White Christmas? It’s yours this holiday season at the Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane’s underground Opera House. Venture underground and forget all the cares of the world up above as world-class opera singers and musical theatre performers serenade you with both classic and contemporary carols in the acoustically sensational reservoir. And the mystical, …

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Cabaret Star Trevor Ashley Hosting Opera Queensland’s 2018 Gala

Slip into your glittering best and join us for an evening of unbridled glamour at the 2018 Opera Queensland Gala this weekend. Featuring two-time ARIA Award winner, Megan Washington with Opera Queensland favourites and hosted by international cabaret superstar, Trevor Ashley (pictured), the 2018 Gala this Saturday (November 17) is set to be the social highlight of the season. Experience …

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