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Looking for some magical performances to keep the kids entertained these holidays? Opera Queensland’s Hansel and Gretel has you covered.
Opera Queensland brings Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ baritone to the Mount Isa bush this June for the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera.
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.
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.
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.
QPAC’s Lyric Theatre was packed with well-dressed friends of the opera on Thursday to experience Tosca, the latest presentation by Opera Queensland.
First performed in 1900, Opera Queensland (OQ) is bringing Tosca to Brisbane, presenting themes just as important today as they were 120 years ago.
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.