Opera

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Ablaze with ideas

A 70-year-old silent film has given opera singer Tiriki Onus a unique insight into the life and work of his Aboriginal leader and filmmaker grandfather

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Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

Caitlin Vincent, a lecturer in the creative industries, describes how we can interpret classical operas in a way that does not perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation

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The Crucible reborn

It’s the 17th-century witch-hunt story everybody knows, but what relevance does Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible have today? Acclaimed theatre director Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on the play, before her UK operatic directorial debut

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Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

When Pecan Summer makes its debut at the Sydney Opera House, Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham will realise a calling heard at a very early age

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Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor, but his passion for performance goes way beyond the self

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Womin Jeka: A choir with the desire to inspire

For sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke, the Reconciliation Choir goes beyond a one-off performance

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An emotional journey through pasticcio opera

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

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Indigenous songstress on the international stage

Watch the video: How Shauntai Batzke impressed the singers, composers and impresarios from New York’s famous opera house, the Met

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Surreal stories make the best operas

Composer Elliott Gyger has transformed David Malouf’s much loved novella ‘Fly Away Peter’ into a high impact opera about the First World War

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