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GET TO KNOW KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

Australian songstress Kate Miller-Heidke is so much more than just a pop artist. Classically trained, this singer-songwriter from Brisbane has been weaving a whimsical spell over audiences for years with her folky take on alternative pop. Whether it’s through her haunting lyrics, startlingly elastic vocals or touches of comic opera – her songs have the ability…

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WIN Tickets to OperaMania (COMPETITION CLOSED)

For the first time in Australia one of Russia’s most acclaimed opera companies Moscow Novaya Opera  is touring the country with their show OperaMania. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, dancers from the Imperial Russian Ballet, and a brilliant symphony orchestra direct from Moscow, OperaMania will delight the most seasoned music lovers as well as…

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Sydney Festival TV: Semele

Vivienne Westwood has been delighting and shocking the fashion world since 1971 and now Sydney Festival brings a collision of her high heels and billowing gowns with Handel’s Opera in a spectacular production of Semele Walk. In this bold take on Handel’s Semele, the heroine  is the prototype of 20th century punk. Her descent into…

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SYDNEY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST 2013 EVENTS

Sydney Festival has announced the first three events in their 2013 program, with early release tickets available for sale 9am Thursday Sep 13. Catch David Byrne (ex Talking Heads) and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) performing their exciting collaboration Love this Giant, backed by a brass band at the State Theatre. Vivienne Westwood collides with…

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Noah Stewart – The Harlem Tenor

Sunday 23 September, 8.00pm

Noah Stewart is one of the most in-demand young tenors in the world. You can watch STUDIO’s exclusive interview and performance in Sydney above – then tune in Sunday evening for the documentary that explores his rough childhood in Harlem, his experiences with Audrey Hepburn, Mariah Carey and Bill Cosby, and his operatic debuts around…

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Popstar to Operastar

Wednesday 17 October, 8.30pm

Catch the spectacular second season of this British singing competition – where some of the biggest stars of the pop world are trained in how to become Opera singers. The show is judged by Opera’s biggest names including singer Katherine Jenkins and actor and director Simon Callow, with contestants including Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Andy…

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Contemporary Opera Season

Tuesday 31July, 9.30pm

This July, STUDIO takes you into the world of contemporary opera featuring the Australian television premieres of Alban Berg’s Lulu and french opera Billy Budd. Julian Temple’s Eternity Man – Tuesday 3 July 9.30pm Punk filmmaker Julian Temple turns his hand to opera with this original operatic film about graffiti artist and recovering alcoholic Arthur…

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STUDIO PRESENTS Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata

Monday 30 April, 8.40pm

On Monday 30 April at 8.40pm STUDIO PRESENTS the most anticipated opera event of the year – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata. Performed on the shimmering waters of Sydney Harbour, a specially built floating stage is set against the spectacular Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This monumental production features a full…

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The Pavarotti Tribute Concert

Saturday 8 October , 8.30pm

Filmed live at Jordan’s spectacular ancient city of Petra, this star-studded memorial concert was held to commemorate the first anniversary of the great Italian tenor’s death. An all-star cast of guests including , Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu and Sting join the Prague Philharmonic and conductor Eugene Kohn for what is a joyous celebration of the…

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Placido Domingo: My Greatest Roles

Tuesday 4 October , 8.45pm

Placido Domingo is one of the greatest operatic tenors in history. This compelling documentary delves into the life and times of the musical genius and tells his remarkable story in his own words. Domingo’s passion for his art is palpable as he beautifully articulates his inspirations and depth of feeling for his favourite compositions. The…

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