Review: The Sopranos (Opera Queensland)

Eva Kong in The Sopranos. Image credit: Murray Summerville Opera Queensland opened their 2022 season with the world premiere of The Sopranos, a moving and visually striking new work which sought to emphasise and recontextualise the role of women and their stories within opera as an art form. Written by award-winning Brisbane poet Sarah Holland-Batt and... Continue Reading →

What’s On: The Sopranos (Opera Queensland)

Image supplied The Sopranos 29 March - 2 April 2022 QPAC Concert Hall, South Bank Opera Queensland’s first mainstage production of 2022, the world premiere of The Sopranos, celebrates opera's bold and rebellious women and examines the representation and contribution of women throughout the history of the art form. In this rich and exciting terrain, women... Continue Reading →

What’s On: A Poet’s Love (Opera Queensland)

Image supplied Opera Queensland’s Studio Series: A Poet’s Love 26 & 27 November 2021 Opera Queensland Studio, South Bank Part of Opera Queensland’s Studio Series, a program of intimate recitals and performances in the Opera Queensland’s newly refurbished Studio at South Bank, A Poet's Love is presented in partnership with the Brisbane Music Festival (BMF).... Continue Reading →

Death Becomes Her – Eva Kong (Opera Queensland)

Image supplied Death Becomes Her 4-5 June Opera Queensland Studio, South Bank Soprano Eva Kong presents a program of songs from Debussy’s Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse to Korean repertoire, alongside arias from some of the great operas including Roméo et Juliette and Madama Butterfly. Eva will also perform arias of Violetta from La traviata, the role in which she made her... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Are You Lonesome Tonight (Opera Queensland)

Are You Lonesome Tonight Opera Queensland Regional Tour 4 May – 25 June Regional locations (see full list below) Opera Queensland has partnered with Beef Australia to premiere its genre-crossing new production, Are You  Lonesome Tonight, in almost 30 regional and remote Queensland communities through May and June. The seven-week season traverses more than 7000km, making it the... Continue Reading →

Review: Lorelei (Opera Queensland)

Image credit: Jade Ferguson @visualpoetssociety. Provided by Opera Queensland. Content and trigger warning: This production contains strong coarse language and adult themes. After being postponed for a year due to COVID-19, Lorelei has finally made it to the QPAC Concert Hall and it is a witty, provocative, political work of operatic cabaret that turns a... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Lorelei (Opera Queensland)

Lorelei 6 - 13 March 2021 QPAC Concert Hall This production contains coarse language and adult themes. Recommended for ages 15+.  By arrangement with Victorian Opera, Opera Queensland presents the much-anticipated Queensland premier of new Australian opera cabaret Lorelei, after being postponed in 2020. The sumptuous, female-led production tells the story of the Lorelei, three sirens... Continue Reading →

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