Sydney, Opera House, Madama Butterfly – Giacomo Puccini, 28 Jun – 10 Aug 2019

Juni 19, 2019 by  
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Madama Butterfly – Giacomo Puccini

28 Jun – 10 Aug. 2019

Graeme Murphy’s arresting new production of Madama Butterfly is a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine. This bold reimagining uses the same technology that wowed Aida audiences, where towering LED screens form a dynamic backdrop of moving images.

The Shows (! – Butterfly  ist eine show in downunder)  run for approx. 2 hours & 45 mins with one interval  –  Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. This may not be until interval. Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Experience the ravishing romance of Madama Butterfly in a bold new production by Australia’s most famous choreographer, Graeme Murphy. Enchanted by the beauty of Japan, the American naval officer Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Madame Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love. But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving his bride behind. Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to return, and when he comes at last, both lovers have a surprise in store.

This long-awaited reimagining uses the same incredible technology that wowed audiences in Aida, where towering flexible LED screens form a dynamic backdrop filled with moving images.

Puccini’s sumptuous score includes the hit aria ‘Un bel di’. See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, and stunning sets and costumes.


Season runs from Friday 28 June to Saturday 10 August 2019


Friday 28 June 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Monday 1 July at 2019 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Thursday 4 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Friday 5 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 6 July 2019 at 1.00pm – audio described performance

Thursday 11 July at 7.30pm
Friday 12 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 13 July 2019 at 1.00pm

Tuesday 16 July at 2019 at 7.30pm
Friday 19 July 2019 at 7.30pm

Monday 22 July at 2019 at 7.30pm
Thursday 25 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 27 July 2019 at 7.30pm

Monday 29 July at 2019 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 31 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Thursday 1 August 2019 at 7.30pm
Friday 2 August 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 3 August 2019 at 7.30pm

Tuesday 6 August at 2019 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 10 August 2019 at 7.30pm

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Sydney, Opera House, Salome – Richard Strauss, März 2019

März 20, 2019 by  
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Salome –  Richard Strauss

Beneath desire, depravity. Beneath lust, bloodlust. Beneath the veils, everything is laid bare. – In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood. Strauss’ taboo-breaking opera strips back Oscar Wilde’s play to its core: a gripping journey to the outer edges of human behaviour.

The music is at once ravishing and repellent. Strauss augments an enormous orchestra with organ, harps and celestas. The effect is a web of exotic melodies, enticing rhythms and intriguing dissonance, famously on display in the Dance of the Seven Veils. Heard live, it is an unforgettable experience.

Lise Lindstrom is riveting as Salome, finding fragility and nuance in a role that demands a powerhouse voice and gifted actress.

Lust, violence and religious fervor all have their moments in this short, compelling opera about the worst of human nature.

Thursday 21 March 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 23 March 2019 at 1.00pm
Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm


Salome
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Creative Team
Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
Director Gale Edwards
Revival Director Andy Morton
Set Designer Brian Thomson
Costume Designer Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Choreographer Kelley Abbey

Opera Australia Orchestra

Artist Information
Salome Lise Lindstrom
Herodias Jacqueline Dark
Herod Andreas Conrad
Narraboth Paul O’Neill
Jokanaan Alexander Krasnov
Page / Slave Sian Pendry
First Jew Virgilio Marino
Second Jew Brad Cooper
Third Jew Benjamin Rasheed
Fourth Jew John Longmuir
Fifth Jew Andrew Moran
First Soldier Gennadi Dubinsky
Second Soldier Jonathan Alley
Cappadocian Alexander Hargreaves
First Nazarene David Parkin
Second Nazarene Christopher Hillier


 

In German with English surtitles | Audio loop available & wheelchair accessible | No language barrier

For ages 15+ | Contains strobe lighting effects and adult themes; not recommended for children – Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.

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

Januar 2, 2019 by  
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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)

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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 by  
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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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