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

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

August 21, 2019

Madama Butterfly

14-23 Nov
The Mikado <br><h6>9-23 Nov</h6>

August 21, 2019

The Mikado

9-23 Nov
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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A full day of pop up chorus yesterday at Union Hall... all the famous choruses from the opera repertoire.

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A full day of pop up chorus yesterday at Union Hall... all the famous choruses from the opera repertoire. 

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Where are the Butterflies in Madama Butterfly?
Fun fact - Cio-Cio-San, the main character in Madama Butterfly, means butterfly in Japanese.

Madama Butterfly is at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 14-23 November.
Book here: stateopera.com.au/productions/madama-butterfly/
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Where are the Butterflies in Madama Butterfly? 
Fun fact - Cio-Cio-San, the main character in Madama Butterfly, means butterfly in Japanese.

Madama Butterfly is at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 14-23 November.
Book here: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/madama-butterfly/

5 days ago

State Opera South Australia

Designer Simone Romaniuk has created a Titipu for the Y generation. These delightful costumes, with the female chorus dressed as schoolgirls and the male chorus as Japanese businessmen, have created a visual feast to allow the actors to create the hilarious world of The Mikado.

The Mikado plays at the Adelaide Festival Centre this November!
Book now: stateopera.com.au/productions/the-mikado/
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Designer Simone Romaniuk has created a Titipu for the Y generation. These delightful costumes, with the female chorus dressed as schoolgirls and the male chorus as Japanese businessmen, have created a visual feast to allow the actors to create the hilarious world of The Mikado. 

The Mikado plays at the Adelaide Festival Centre this November! 
Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/the-mikado/Image attachment

Be filled to the brim with girlish glee at The Mikado!

Tickets available here: stateopera.com.au/productions/the-mikado/
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Monica Askins so excited for this!!

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