Sydney, Opera House, La Bohème, Januar – März 2019

Januar 2, 2019  
Veröffentlicht unter Oper, Opera House Sydney, Premieren, Pressemeldung

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Sydney / Opera House © IOCO

La Bohème

The original bohemian love story, set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin.In the Joan Sutherland Theatre  In Italian with English and Simplified Chinese surtitles | Audio loop available & wheelchair accessible | No language barrier

The original bohemian love story, set amongst the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s.

A poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher walk into a bar to celebrate a sudden windfall in a lean winter. It’s Christmas Eve, and the poet has just felt the first pangs of great love. When a seamstress knocks on his door searching for candlelight, the pair fall in love faster than she can sing “Yes, they call me Mimì…”Between the ideals of love and art and the cruel realities of cold winters, bitter jealousies and empty pockets, two sets of lovers are trying to find their way.

By the time the curtain comes down, you’ll know the answer to an eternal question: is love enough?

See it if you like: devastating love stories, gorgeous costumes and impressive sets, the musical RENT, or Moulin Rouge.


Creative Team


Conductor : Benjamin Northey (Dec 31–Jan 12) / Nicholas Milton (Jan 17–Feb 8) / Dane Lam (from 16 Mar)
Director Gale Edwards
Revival Director Hugh Halliday
Set Designer Brian Thomson
Costume Designer Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Assistant Director Liesel Badorrek


Artist Information


Mimì : 
Joyce El-Khoury
(Dec 31; Jan 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19)
Maija Kovalevska
(Jan 2, 4, 9, 11, 21, 23, 31; Feb 2-8; Mar 16-28)
Rodolfo : 
Ivan Magrì
(Dec 31; Jan 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19)
Diego Torre
(Jan 2, 4, 9, 11, 21, 23, 31; Feb 2-8; Mar 16-28)
Musetta : 
Anna Princeva
(Dec 31; Jan 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23)
Julie Lea Goodwin
(Jan 2, 4, 9, 11, 31; Feb 2-8)
Lorina Gore
(from Mar 16)
Marcello : 
Samuel Dundas
(Dec 31; Jan 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23)
Luke Gabbedy
(Jan 2, 4, 9, 11, 31; Feb 2-8; Mar 16-28)
Schaunard Shane Lowrencev
Colline : 
Taras Berezhansky
(2-12 Jan)
David Parkin
(17 Jan-28 March)
Benoît Graeme Macfarlane
Alcindoro Adrian Tamburini
Officer Clifford Plumpton
Sergeant Malcolm Ede
Parpignol :
Nara Lee (until Jan 12)
Benjamin Rasheed (from Jan 17)

Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Children’s Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra


Season runs from Wednesday 2 January to Thursday 28 March 2019


Wednesday 2 January 7:30pm
Thursday 3 January 7:30pm
Friday 4 January 7:30pm
Saturday 5 January 7:30pm

Tuesday 8 January 7:30pm
Wednesday 9 January 7:30pm
Thursday 10 January 7:30pm
Friday 11 January 7:30pm
Saturday 12 January 7:30pm

Thursday 17 January 7:30pm
Saturday 19 January 7:30pm

Monday 21 January 7:30pm
Wednesday 23 January 7:30pm

Thursday 31 January 7:30pm
Saturday 2 February 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 February 7:30pm
Friday 8 February 7:30pm

Saturday 16 March 1:00pm

Wednesday 20 March 7.30pm
Friday 22 March 7.30pm

Monday 25 March 7.30pm
Thursday 28 March 7.30pm

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Sydney, Opera House, Daniel Hope and Zürich Chamber Orchestra, 09.09.2018

September 3, 2018  
Veröffentlicht unter Konzert, Opera House Sydney, Pressemeldung

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Daniel Hope and Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Hope’s imagination and intelligence leading the intrepid and versatile Zurich Chamber Orchestra erupts in an astonishing performance of well-loved classics.

One performance on Sunday, 9 September 2018 – In the Concert Hall

Classical music’s great Hope lives up to his name

Since 2016, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra has been directed by the British virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope. Hope’s imagination and intelligence has refreshed even the most familiar music. He always finds a surprising colour, or reveals something new, so he’s a great fit for the intrepid and versatile Zurich band who can turn on a dime from baroque music to electronica. The Orchestra, established in 1945 boasts an impressive line-up of collaborators and conductors. Hope’s appointment was something of a homecoming – he’s had a relationship with the orchestra from a young age.

Hope’s program for this Australian debut pays tribute to his mentor, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, with a meditative commission, Unfinished Journey, and pieces that were Menuhin’s calling cards by Elgar, Mendelssohn and Bach. The intricate interplay of voices in Bach’s double concerto was inspired by another Baroque legend: Antonio Vivaldi. Hope’s acclaimed recording of the perhaps over-familiar Four Seasons makes the piece sound brand new, with every bird song, barking dog, autumnal hunt and winter wind leaping out of Vivaldi’s imagination and into our astonished ears. Hear this beloved work again for the first time.

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months  at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 years of age must hold a valid ticket.

Presented by Sydney Opera House.

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Sydney, Opera House, Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, 06.07. – 24.08.2018

Juli 4, 2018  
Veröffentlicht unter Oper, Opera House Sydney, Pressemeldung

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RIGOLETTO  –  Giuseppe Verdi

In Italian with English surtitles

At the Duke’s infamous parties, …….  one man’s words light the darkness with a sinister glitter. Among the glamorous girls and greasy gangsters, Rigoletto serves his master with sharp wits and averted eyes. He’s hideous. He’s hated. He’s untouchable. But in this shimmering world of secrets and seduction, can he keep the one he loves most safe? This production of Rigoletto by Elijah Moshinsky, with Dalibor Jenis in the title role has replaced the production by Roger Hodgman originally announced for Opera Australia’s 2018 season.

A shimmering world of secrets and seduction From the moment he wrote it, Verdi knew he had a hit on his hands. The story had everything: royalty, loyalty, deformity, devotion, lust and revenge.

And the music? The music was sensational, so full of hummable tunes that Verdi demanded complete secrecy from his première cast. The tenor was forbidden from even whistling the catchy ‘La donna è mobile’ outside of rehearsals. The morning after Rigoletto’s triumphant première, that melody rang out in the streets: a hit for ever after. The title character Verdi called the “greatest creation” in the history of theatre had found a home in a masterpiece of music. Elijah Moshinsky’s much-loved production of Rigoletto returns to the Sydney Opera House stage, complete with its glamorous La Dolce Vita-inspired sets and costumes and scene-stealing Fiat 500. The revolving dolls-house style set gives a cinematic detail to each scene.

Termine :
Friday 6 July 2018 at 7:30pm, Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 7:30pm, Saturday 14 July 2018 at 7:30pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 7:30pm, Friday 20 July 2018 at 7:30pm, Wednesday 25 July 2018 at 7:30pm, Saturday 28 July 2018 at 12:30pm, Thursday 2 August 2018 at 7:30pm, Saturday 4 August 2018 at 7:30pm, Wednesday 8 August 2018 at 7:30pm, Saturday 11 August 2018 at 12:30pm, Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 7:30pm, Friday 17 August 2018 at 7:30pm, Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 7:30pm, Friday 24 August 2018 at 7:30pm

Besetzung :
Conductor    Renato Palumbo
Director    Elijah Moshinsky
Revival Director    Hugh Halliday
Set & Costume Designer    Michael Yeargan
Lighting Designer    Robert Bryan
Assistant Director    Kate Gaul

Rigoletto    Dalibor Jenis
Duke of Mantua  –  Gianluca Terranova (until Aug 2), Atalla Ayan (from Aug 4)
Gilda  –  Irina Lungu (until Aug 2),   Jessica Nuccio (4–14 Aug), Kristina Mkhitaryan (17–24 Aug)
Monterone    Gennadi Dubinsky
Sparafucile    Taras Berezhansky
Maddalena    Sian Pendry
Marullo    Luke Gabbedy
Borsa    Benjamin Rasheed
Ceprano    Christopher Hillier
Giovanna    Dominica Matthews
Countess Ceprano    Ileana Rinaldi

Opera Australia Chorus, Opera Australia Orchestra

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Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Madama Butterfly von Giacomo Puccini, 18.11.2017

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Deutsche Oper am Rhein / Liana Aleksanyan als „Madama Butterfly“ © Hans Jörg Michel

Deutsche Oper am Rhein / Liana Aleksanyan als „Madama Butterfly“ © Hans Jörg Michel

 Madama Butterfly von Giacomo Puccini

Im Opernhaus Düsseldorf feiert die Deutsche Oper am Rhein am Samstag, 18. November, die Premiere von Giacomo Puccinis Oper Madama Butterfly. Zwei Jahre nach Donizettis komischer Oper L’elisir d’amore bringt der Regisseur Joan Anton Rechi zusammen mit seinem Bühnenbildner Alfons Flores die „Tragödie einer Japanerin“ auf die Bühne, die ihre große Emotionalität aus dem Zusammen­prall zweier völlig unterschiedlicher Kulturen und Lebens­wei­sen bezieht. Seine Inszenierung spielt im Nagasaki der 1940er Jahre. In der dortigen amerikanischen Botschaft bewegt sich die traditionell gekleidete Geisha wie eine Fremde im eigenen Land, die den Zusammenbruch ihrer Welt als unentrinnbares, zerstörerisches Schicksal erlebt.

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) begleitete seine Opern auf ihrem Siegeszug durch Europa – wie etwa seine Tosca, die 1900 nach gespaltener Aufnahme durch das Premierenpublikum bald zu einem großen Erfolg wurde und an allen wichtigen Opernhäusern nachgespielt wurde. So kam Puccini nach London, wo er David Belascos Drama Madame Butterfly sah, das damals ebenfalls eine Erfolgswelle erlebte. Auch wenn Puccini den Text nicht in Gänze verstand, da seine Englischkenntnisse eher rudimentär waren, so berührte ihn diese „Tragödie einer Japanerin“ zutiefst, und das Ambiente, in dem westliche und japanische Kultur aufeinandertrafen, schien ihm eine gute Basis für ein neues Opernprojekt.

Deutsche Oper am Rhein / Liana Aleksanyan als „Madama Butterfly“ © Hans Jörg Michel

Deutsche Oper am Rhein / Liana Aleksanyan als „Madama Butterfly“ © Hans Jörg Michel

Unter der musikalischen Leitung von Antonio Fogliani singt Liana Alexanyan die Titelpartie. In ihrer Rolle als Cio-Cio San war die international erfolgreiche Sopranistin zuletzt in Mailand, Seoul, Valencia und Duisburg zu erleben. Als Butterflys Vertraute Suzuki debütiert die schwedische Mezzosopranistin Emma Sventelius an der Deutschen Oper am Rhein. Der hier zuletzt als Otello und Kalaf (Turandot) gefeierte Tenor Zoran Todorovich ist als Pinkerton zu hören, Bogdan Baciu erstmals als Sharpless.

 

 

 

 

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