Congratulations to Paul Dyer and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on receiving a Helpmann Award in the category of Best Chamber and/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert for French Baroque with Circa.
Stuart Skelton steps in as Siegmund in the concert performance of Die Walküre tonight in Baden-Baden
Owing to the indisposition of Jonas Kaufmann, Stuart Skelton will sing Siegmund in the concert performance of Die Walküre at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus tonight (Thursday 7 July) with Valery Gergiev conducting The Mariinsky Orchestra.
We congratulate the following artists for their nominations as follows:
Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
Sally-Anne Russell for Voyage to the Moon (Victorian Opera and Musica Viva)
Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
Jeremy Kleeman for Voyage to the Moon (Victorian Opera and Musica Viva)
Russell Harcourt for Nerone in Agrippina (Brisbane Baroque)
Douglas McNicol for Leporello in Don Giovanni (State Opera SA)
Best Chamber and/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert
Paul Dyer and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for French Baroque with Circa
Best Lighting Design - Theatre
Nick Schlieper for North by Northwest (Melbourne Theatre Company and Kay and McLean Productions)
Best Set Design - Theatre
Nick Schlieper (with Simon Phillips) for North by Northwest (Melbourne Theatre Company and Kay and McLean Productions)
Congratulations to Richard Gill on being awarded an AO in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.
Richard recived this honour for his distinguished service to the performing arts as a conductor, artistic director and advisor, to the development of music education, and as a mentor of young musicians.
Caroline Wenborne will step in to sing the role of Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito at the Vienna State Opera with Maestro Adam Fischer.
Performance dates are March 29 and April 1, 4 and 7
Jonathan Abernethy, accompanied by pianist Michael Curtain will perform in an evening Artsong Recital The heart at sea which includes songs by Bellini, Schubert, Schumann and Williams.
The recital commences at 7.00pm at Glebe Justice Centre, 37 – 47 St Johns Road, Glebe
Tickets available at the door (cash only) or contact jonathanabernethy.com/tickets General $30, Students/u25 $20
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.