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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 15, 2020

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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

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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Diva: Always Sublime, Sometimes Ridiculous

December 4, 2019 |

Mother, opera singer, and lover of wine, Emily Burke, proved the realms of classical and comedy are far from mutually exclusive in her show, Diva. Read More

One Bite Smile

November 27, 2019 |

 In the intimate space of the Brisbane Powerhouse’s Graffiti Room, Miss Zella Shear brings operatic absurdity to Wonderland Festival.

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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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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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Review: OQ presents timeless themes to modern audiences in Tosca

June 17, 2019 |

QPAC’s Lyric Theatre was packed with well-dressed friends of the opera on Thursday to experience Tosca, the latest presentation by Opera Queensland.

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Opera Queensland puts drama on display in Tosca this June

May 23, 2019 |

First performed in 1900, Opera Queensland (OQ) is bringing Tosca to Brisbane, presenting themes just as important today as they were 120 years ago.

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Adrian Dwyer’s Flowering Tree

March 28, 2019 |

Have you ever wondered what the inner life of an Opera star looks like?

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Opera Queensland go country for Composed in Queensland

November 27, 2018 |

Think Barcoo Shire in central west Queensland – an area equal to Belgium and Taiwan combined, with a population that couldn’t fill two CityCats – and it’s unlikely you’ll think of opera.

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Don Giovanni – The #MeToo of Opera

October 25, 2018 |

A man who had his servant keep record of all his sexual conquests as well as his bespoke flattery, categorised by the physical appearances of women.

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Opera in Brisbane: Dry River Run

September 4, 2018 |

With music by Paul Dean and libretto by Rodney Hall, Saturday 01 September saw the world premiere of Dry River Run in Brisbane.  Read More