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  1. 6 August 2021 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Ablaze with ideas

    An old silent film has given University of Melbourne opera singer, Tiriki Onus, a key insight into the work of his Aboriginal leader and filmmaker grandfather.

  2. Podcast9 June 2021 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

    The classical operas can be interpreted in ways that don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 31 May 2018 - Under the Microscope

    The Crucible reborn

    Theatre director and University of Melbourne alum Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on The Crucible and looks forward to her UK operatic directorial debut.

  4. 31 August 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

    Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman and one of Australia's leading sopranos, reflects on the journey her opera Pecan Summer took to the Sydney Opera House

  5. 25 August 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

    Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education.

  6. 30 June 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Womin Jeka: A choir with the desire to inspire

    Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language.

  7. 4 February 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    An emotional journey through pasticcio opera

    Voyage to the Moon, a new pasticcio opera, will help give researchers insight into the development of emotions.

  8. 4 November 2015 - Under the Microscope

    Indigenous songstress on the international stage

    Indigenous opera singer Shauntai Batzke's father was a gifted boxer but as a graduate of the VCA she is carving out a career on a different international stage

  9. 16 October 2015 - Humanities

    Surreal stories make the best operas

    Composer Elliott Gyger explains there are no new stories in opera, and that surrealism works best in a genre that embraces the absurd and extravagant.