Arts Management is very proud to announce that Siobhan Stagg, who is currently in rehearsal at the Grand Theatre de Geneve for the role of Morgana in Alcina, which premieres on February 15, has been invited to join Roberto Alagna on his debut Australian tour in July this year.
Performance dates are:
Sydney: Thu 21 July at the Sydney Opera House,
Melbourne: Wed 27 July at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Brisbane: Sat 30 July at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Congratulations to Samuel for his wonderful performance with 3 hours notice to sing Alfredo in place of Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu who had to withdraw due to a throat infection.
"...Sakker's pleasingly resonant tenor timbre is well suited to Alfredo, and as a cover he had all the moves under his skin" (whatsonstage)
"... the young Australian tenor gained confidence as the performance proceeded, cutting an authentically engaging figure as the ingénu lost amidst the giddy whirl of the mid-19th century Parisian demimonde". (The Guardian)
"...Sakker did exceptionally well, as over the evening he relaxed into the role and his pleasing voice really warmed to the task. If this is what he could do as Alfredo when stepping in at the last minute, I would love to see him play the part with a fuller preparation, and he will forever be able to look back with pride on the night that he saved a major performance at the Royal Opera House". (musicomh.com)
Congratulations to Nick Schlieper who was announced, at the annual Sydney Theatre Awards on Monday night, as the winner of Best Stage Design in a Mainstage Production for Sydney Theatre Company's ENDGAME.
We congratulate Douglas McNicol who has been nominated in the Independent Arts Foundation Individual Award - Professional Theatre for his performance in State Opera of SA's production of Don Giovanni.
The awards ceremony and announcements will be held on Monday 7 December.
Congratulations to Nicholas Carter, Paul Dyer, Richard Gill, Genevieve Lacey, Li-Wei Qin, Emma Mattews, Stuart Skelton and Siobhan Stagg on being nominated in Limelight Magazine's inaugural Arts of the Year Awards. The winner will be announced in their January issue.