Discover Opera

Discover Opera

Discover Opera

GRAHAM ABBOTT

OPERA DISCOVERY

STATE OPERA STUDIO

Sat 26 October
10am-4pm

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Conductor and educator Graham Abbott leads a series of fascinating one-day sessions that get to the core of what makes opera great, why it moves us, and how it gets from the page to the stage.

Abbott’s charming, informed and witty delivery is a wonderful way to learn in a relaxed and fun environment. Each Discovery Day focuses on a different composer and is timed so that you’ll know a lot more about each of our major productions before it arrives. Bring your partner, friends or family along for the day and enjoy lunch on us. School’s in session. See you Saturday!

Puccini, Saturday 26 October, 10am–4pm

A Japanese melting pot: State Opera presents perhaps the two most famous operas set in Japan side-by-side in November. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular and most often-performed stage works in the world, while for fans of Victorian operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is a perennial favourite. The former is a gut-wrenching tragedy, the latter a delightful farce, yet both show the European fascination with the exotic, and in particular Japan (only recently open to the West when these works were written). Beneath the surface they have much to say to us today about cultural appropriation.

This Discovery Day explores the history of both works; we’ll hear from people involved in the productions as well as experience some of the music live in the studio.

SHOWS YOU MAY LIKE

Wallis Giunta <br><h6>2019</h6>

December 8, 2019

Wallis Giunta

2019
The Mikado <br><h6>2019</h6>

October 31, 2019

The Mikado

2019
Madama Butterfly <br><h6>2019</h6>

October 29, 2019

Madama Butterfly

2019

LEADER

Graham Abbott Conductor & Educator

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Refreshments & Lunch included

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State Opera is so proud of partners @shinglebackwine and their phenomenal results today at the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

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State Opera is so proud of partners @shinglebackwine and their phenomenal results today at the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

Posted @withregram • @shinglebackwine WOW! ...What a day!! We just won 8 TROPHIES at the McLaren Vale Wine Show! We couldnt be more grateful... 

🏆 2020 MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR 
5 years in a row!! 

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2019

🏆 BEST SINGLE VINEYARD SHIRAZ
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2019

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ ONE-YEAR-OLD OR YOUNGER
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2019

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ TWO-YEARS-OLD
Shingleback The Gate Shiraz 2018

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ THREE-YEARS OLD OR OLDER
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2017

🏆 BEST CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN BLEND
Shingleback The Gate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018

🏆 BEST SINGLE VINEYARD VITICULTURIST
Our very own Paul Rowdy Mathews

A big congratulations to the other trophy winners and especially to our 2020 Bushing King & Queen from @chalkhillwines 👏🏼Image attachmentImage attachment

You'll see Kewpie dolls all over the set of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.

Every layoff season, Roo brings Olive a kewpie doll, holding onto the dolls keeps Olive from having to face the reality that the layoff seasons of her youth are over.
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Youll see Kewpie dolls all over the set of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. 

Every layoff season, Roo brings Olive a kewpie doll, holding onto the dolls keeps Olive from having to face the reality that the layoff seasons of her youth are over.

7 days ago

State Opera South Australia

Week 1 of rehearsals for Summer of the 17th doll done and dusted!

Tickets still available for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Her Majesty's Theatre 14-20 November: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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John Mather

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Summer of the 17th Doll. ....... what memories. It must be 40 years since seeing it for the first time.

Can’t wait to see and hear this terrific cast! 🎶🎉

Love the set. Can’t wait to see it.

Looks fabulous

Fantastic!

Looking forward to this.

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Part of the thrill of Seventeenth Doll, like any great opera, is the ensemble writing for the singers - Anthony Hunt Delves into the ensemble writing in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Richard Mills.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll comes to Her Majesty's Theatre from 14-20 November: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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