What’s On: Eastern Promises, Alexandra Flood & Alex Raineri (Opera Queensland)

Imagery supplied Eastern Promises 17 September, 7:00pm & 18 September, 2:00pm Opera Queensland Studio, South Bank Hosted in the Opera Queensland Studio as part of their popular Studio Series, soprano Alexandra Flood and classical pianist Alex Raineri will explore the influence of middle and far eastern melody on the western classical music tradition in their new... 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 →

Opera Queensland Season 2020

A new Australian opera cabaret, a great Australian musical, a story of profound love and a visually dazzling classic are the centrepiece of Opera Queensland’s Season 2020. The vibrant program is anchored by four main stage productions, complemented by a new Concert Series, a regional tour of 2019’s hit production of Tosca and expanded education and community... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Tosca (Opera Queensland)

Tosca 13 - 22 June QPAC Lyric Theatre Opera Queensland present a new production of Puccini’s politically-charged thriller Tosca, directed by the company's Artistic Director, Patrick Nolan, and starring award-winning Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin. This production will transplant the opera to 1970s Italy, where political and religious tensions are at breaking point in an era of labour strikes, political... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Requiem (Opera Queensland)

Requiem A co-production with Bleach* Festival 27 April 2019 Home of the Arts (HOTA), Gold Coast A special event and the company’s first co-production with Bleach*, Patrick Nolan will direct Requiem at HOTA on April 27, 2019. Sometimes referred to as “an opera in ecclesiastical vestments”, Verdi’s gift for dramatic writing will be on full display in this... Continue Reading →

What’s On: A Flowering Tree (Opera Queensland)

Opera Queensland's 2019 season will open with the Brisbane premiere of Patrick Nolan’s Helpmann® Award winning work, A Flowering Tree. This enchanting work is based on folktale from the Kannada language of Southern India and is a contemporary love story about magic, metamorphosis and the dawning of moral awareness, sung in English and Spanish. The opera recounts the... Continue Reading →

Opera Queensland Season 2019

  Opera Queensland have declared This Is Opera, unveiling not only a season of thrilling mainstage productions but also a modern, cinematic rebranding and renewed direction and vision to lead a change in opera, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Patrick Nolan and Executive Director Sandra Willis. In addition to returning to a... Continue Reading →

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