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Watch: Suzanne Chaundy on directing “The Flying Dutchman”

Watch: Suzanne Chaundy on directing “The Flying Dutchman”

Melbourne Opera’s new production of The Flying Dutchman is in the inspired hands of director Suzanne Chaundy, whose productions of Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Tristan and Isolde received resounding acclaim and several awards. Chaundy is an incredibly experienced...
From the Conductor: Anthony Negus on Beethoven’s Fidelio.

From the Conductor: Anthony Negus on Beethoven’s Fidelio.

The resonance of Fidelio stems from its heroine Leonore (Beethoven’s preferred title for the opera), whose brave and dangerous path to find and rescue her husband Florestan, Beethoven follows into ever more inspiring territories. Her entrance early in the opening...

From the Director: Suzanne Chaundy on Norma.

Norma is a charismatic leader with a fatal flaw, she has fallen in love with the enemy, a Roman leader named Pollione. She has broken her vow of chastity and borne children from this relationship. The opera shows her struggle between her public and private life. The...