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

The Mikado <br><h6>9-23 Nov</h6>

October 31, 2019

The Mikado

9-23 Nov
Madama Butterfly <br><h6>Nov 14-23</h6>

October 29, 2019

Madama Butterfly

Nov 14-23
Wallis Giunta <br><h6>6 Dec</h6>

August 21, 2019

Wallis Giunta

6 Dec

LEADER

Graham Abbott Conductor & Educator

Suitability
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Accessible Venue


Refreshments & Lunch included

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes is a latecomer to the stage but he's quickly become a crowd favourite. He performs a recital at the magnificent Adelaide Town Hall this April.

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes is a latecomer to the stage but hes quickly become a crowd favourite. He performs a recital at the magnificent Adelaide Town Hall this April. 

Book now at BASS. 

#opera #StateOpera #Adelaide #OperaYouKnow #southaustralia @adelaidetownhall

Adelaide star Desiree Frahn joins our Australian line up for Carmina Burana!

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Adelaide star Desiree Frahn joins our Australian line up for Carmina Burana! 

Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/carmina-burana/

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250 voices, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and a stadium crowd. Carmina Burana will blow your mind.

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250 voices, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and a stadium crowd. Carmina Burana will blow your mind.

#carminaburana #operayouknow #opera #stateopera #stateopera2020 #adelaide #southaustralia @the_aso

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Very droll. Carmina Buranda plays tennis. I've never been to the stadium and the online booking form provides little infor about access. Bass is open only when I am at work. I suspect that unlike a concert hall the easiest access for my lame guest is from the front not the back?

One of Australia’s finest exponents of classical repertoire, Paul McMahon joins us for Carmina Burana in March.

“…Whilst the tenor has only one song (The Ballad of the Roasting Swan), when in the right hands, it can be a vocal tour de force with its plaintive falsetto. And Paul McMahon was truly masterful, delivering with precision and power…” - @limelightmagazine

Don't miss this beautiful tenor perform a great workbook now for Carmina Burana via our website.
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One of Australia’s finest exponents of classical repertoire, Paul McMahon joins us for Carmina Burana in March. 

“…Whilst the tenor has only one song (The Ballad of the Roasting Swan), when in the right hands, it can be a vocal tour de force with its plaintive falsetto. And Paul McMahon was truly masterful, delivering with precision and power…” - @limelightmagazine 

Dont miss this beautiful tenor perform a great workbook now for Carmina Burana via our website.
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