Nellie Melba was an island upon herself. Alongside her obvious talent, she excelled at the art of the exit. And having foodstuffs named in her honour. What have you done? Hmm?
Hockin’ jewellery, songs about drinking and a stoush with the missus’ new/old bae. Verdi’s La Traviata is not a block of flats in Western Sydney, but a towering ode to doomed love.
Vivaldi is a name known from the thousandfold general classic compilations, but looking beyond his main bangers, there is true and lasting genius to be found.
Delibes’ Flower Duet is so widely known, that you instantly know it without actually knowing it, but what’s the story?
Loretta Barnard is back to cut through the multi-layered cake that is the opera. This week it’s Bizet’s towering production, The Pearlfishers.
In her new segment, Loretta Barnard translates and explains opera’s greatest arias. First up, Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.
This week, Loretta Barnard illuminates the towering beacon of Australian Opera (and birthday girl), Dame Joan Sutherland.
In this month’s artist interview, Juliette Furio has Rhian Saunders discussing all things opera, “popera,” as well as the innovative singer’s connection with her audience.