Dr Elliott Gyger is one of our most esteemed composers. He sat down with us to talk about the challenges of converting a piece of literature into an operatic work.
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?