Review: Orpheus & Eurydice (Opera Queensland & Circa)

Opera Queensland and Circa take audiences to hell and back in their striking, visceral production of Orpheus and Eurydice. In Greek mythology, Orpheus is a legendary musician, endowed with such skill that all living things, and even stones, were charmed by his music. The most well-known of the myths surrounding Orpheus is the one which... Continue Reading →

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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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