Vale Stephen Sondheim. State Opera South Australia acknowledges the passing of a great amongst the greats, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died yesterday aged 91. Sondheim said that the greatest lesson he learned as a composer was to “write what you feel”. There is no question that his writing made us all feel alive, in love, in rage, and ultimately thankful that such a genius walked the earth. State Opera is honoured to have a long-standing connection to his work, particularly to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, pictured here in our 2021 season and first performed by the company in 1987. #sweeneytodd #stephensondheim #sondheim... See MoreSee Less
What a loss. He was a giant in his field. I was at an early performance of Sweeney Todd in the 80s, I think. It was a dazzling production by Gayle Edwards. So, yes, I was there again this year, to enjoy a fabulous production with stand out performances particularly by Antoinette Halloran. We in SA have certainly celebrated the genius of this man. Vale Stephen Sondheim. The world is the poorer for your passing.
State Opera held its inaugural Opera Dinner in the tunnels of Penfolds Magill Estate on Friday 12 November. It was an evening of fantastic foods, wine, frocks, and company. Guests were entertained by opera singers Desiree Frahn, Katie Stenzel, Morgan Pearse, and John Longmuir. ... See MoreSee Less
The Public Choice voting for Adelaide Festival Centre 's Walk of Fame closes on 30 November. There’s still time to show your support for Ben Mingay, nominated for his role as Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Vote Now >>> adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/about-us/walk-of-fame ... See MoreSee Less