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NICHOLAS CANNON

BASS

Nicholas is a versatile singer, actor and director. Nicholas has studied Lecoq Technique in Barcelona and Paris and holds a Musc Theatre Degree from WAAPA.

His roles have included Quick Lamb Cloudstreet!, Papageno The Magic Flute with State Opera South Australia, Kalif Der Barbier Von Bagdad and Graf Homonay Der Zigeunerbaron at Coburg Landestheater, Germany.
Soloist Singer in Encore! with Tokyo Disney Sea. The Cranky Bear with Patch Theatre Company. Tritone – Gavin Bryars’ Marylin Forever in the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Eugene Onegin Onegin, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus, Figaro The Marriage of Figaro, Sharpless Madama Butterfly, Don Alfonso Cosi Fan Tutte, and Marcello La Boheme with Co-Opera. Michael It’s A Dad Thing with Singular Productions. Chris Barnes Metro Street in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Soloist Camelot and Ralph and Kiss Me Kate with The Production Company, Melbourne. Lord Shakespeare’s As You Like It with The Principal Theatre Company in London. Young Ray Autumn Minds Alma by The Think Collective at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Pish-Tush – Madama Butterfly (2019)
Director – Christina’s World (2019)
Lieutenant – Madeline Lee (2019)
Alexis Kromov – The Merry Widow (2018)
Director – Dido & Aeneas (2018)

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State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre.

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre. 

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: https://www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre

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So happy you’ll be back performing this year. Love to all the SOSA family! xx

So pleased this is able to go ahead! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

Yippee

Booked!!😎

Nick Plus Cindy Liau

Danielle Ruggiero-Prior date night?

Ooooooooh Sophie Felicilicity?

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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass' most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #MakeHistory #createourfuture #opera
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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #makehistory #createourfuture #opera

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Fabulous memories. Would do it again in a flash. Einstein was definitely the most challenging mentally and physically.

A rare treat to see these 3 wonderful operas together. My favourite was Akhenaten.

It was an incredible thing to be part of!

A highlight for me! I would do it again if given the chance! My favourite of the three portrait operas!

I have never counted to 8 so many times in my life!!

Unforgettable.

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You can turn almost any story into an opera - what story would you tell if you had the chance? All you need is high stakes, fascinating characters and you've got yourself the beginnings of a great theatrical work.

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You can turn almost any story into an opera - what story would you tell if you had the chance? All you need is high stakes, fascinating characters and youve got yourself the beginnings of a great theatrical work. 

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From personal experience just day to day love and dramas of working in a busy major hospital...many colourful characters...

not so much "modern day", but I have always thought the William Golding novel "The Spire" would make an amazing opera. If I knew how to write a libretto, I would be onto it.

I would nominate Louisa Lawson, mother of Henry. She was a “modern” woman well before her time. Singer, story-teller, innovator, editor of Sydney’s first feminist newspaper “The Dawn”. If you are interested in her fascinating story read Louisa by Brian Matthews.

The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami is a compelling setting for a personal drama / love story with the Shakespearean scale of climate change as the ‘imbalance of the universe’ context.

Lockdown the Opera. Come join us here, the characters in this house get more fascinating by the day! The gin ran out today too, so stakes are high. With Tom Pugh

Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap. You could have work in Greek as well, using some of the rebetika tradition etc etc. Would make a sensational opera.

Pride and prejudice and pirates of the Caribbean

In twenty years time the pandemic centered on several couples maybe...

Something about Julia. Where it ends with her Misogyny speech and while she beheads Abbot and stands on his body holding his head high ... Sword in hand Cue curtain.

Autism — initial joy, the struggle, a joyous chorus as success comes, a future in a complex environment — lots of interesting scenarios! interlinked with a theme chorus. Bit like Amadaous perhaps!

Children overboard.

The complete breakdown of a powerful western democracy at the hands of an entitled buffoon and his manipulative, opportunistic cronies. Everyone dies. Too high concept?

The life of Dolores from the cranberries or Amy wine house

The Love of Seven Dolls.

Yes agree with Jane Rossetto. A story about a woman who manages to have sex and not die - The Opera.

The secret garden

The dismissal of the Whitlam government! The underhand behaviour of Kerr, the collusion with the British Crown, the shadowy role of the CIA, Whitlam’s defiant speech on the steps of the Parliament...

The story of Monica Lewinsky. Her confidant, her lover, his enablers , the gossips, her mother, the lawyers.. the betrayal, the courtroom.. plenty there to play with.

Anything without a female death / victim and perhaps without an older larger love interest Xxx DEAD MAN WALKING. Amazing !!!!

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