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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 23, 2021

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ENCORE: Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage

September 27, 2020 |

Opera Queensland will once again fill the QPAC Concert Hall with soul-stirring music in Queensland’s Own: ENCORE on 23 & 24 October 2020. Read More

Queensland’s Own: Major Performing Arts Companies Return to QPAC

September 25, 2020 |

QPAC has announced its home companies, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Theatre, Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Circa will return to the stage in Queensland’s Own.

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José Carbó A Musical Life: Review

September 15, 2020 |

Opera Queensland’s baritone José Carbó presented a charming, intimate recital at their studio in Southbank on Friday night.

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Jason Barry-Smith ‘A Life in Many Parts’ with Opera Queensland

August 14, 2020 |

TCI caught up with baritone Jason Barry-Smith, ahead of his recital A Life in Many Parts on 28-29 August at Opera Queensland’s studio in Brisbane.

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Song of Endurance: Opera Queensland with Patrick Nolan

July 6, 2020 |

How are arts companies enduring their prolonged closures and performances restrictions? We asked Patrick Nolan to fill us in. Read More

School Holiday Sugar High with Opera Queensland’s Hansel and Gretel

July 4, 2020 |

Looking for some magical performances to keep the kids entertained these holidays? Opera Queensland’s Hansel and Gretel has you covered. Read More

Find Your ‘True North’: Concert Review

June 12, 2020 |

For the first time in three months, The QPAC concert hall was filled with music once again on Saturday, for a special live-streamed concert, True North, to celebrate Queensland Day.

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Opera Queensland Launches Free Digital Performances

May 8, 2020 |

Theatres and concert halls may be closed but opera continues to ring through the homes and hearts of Australians, uniting people through song during this time of isolation. Read More

Opera under Outback Starlight: Festival of Outback Opera

March 4, 2020 |

Opera Queensland brings Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ baritone to the Mount Isa bush this June for the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera.

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Opera Queensland’s Lorelei – An Alluring New Show

February 28, 2020 |

Opera Queensland’s enchanting new show, Lorelei, showing at the Conservatorium Theatre, South Bank, from 27 March to 4 April, will start the season with a fresh, feminine take on the traditional siren myth. Read More

Valentine’s Desire: Hayley Sugars

February 7, 2020 |

Opera Queensland and Hayley Sugars bring a heaping helping of amorous passion to Brisbane this Valentine’s Day.

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OQ and Circa are fearless: Orpheus and Eurydice is a must-see

October 30, 2019 |

As you make your way into the theatre, an image of two large hands in black and white appear on the curtains. They grasp for one another but slip away after a brief touch. It sets the tone for what is to come. Hope, love, loss. 

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Waking up to a Bran Nue Dae

October 18, 2019 |

Bran Nue Dae returns for a very special 30th anniversary season with the return of the Australian legend of stage and screen Ernie Dingo.

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OQ and Circa blend circus with opera this October

October 4, 2019 |


It’s true that opera is often seen as conservative and old-fashioned. Even powerhouse opera countertenor
Owen Willets agrees that elitism sometimes reigns supreme across the genre. However, he also attests to the cutting edge nature of opera, stating that it’s always been on the cusp of what’s new.

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