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RDEAP Newsletter – Issue Five

RDEAP Newsletter – Issue Five

Entering a third year with ever growing momentum, the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme began with a bang in 2020 and was absolutely chock full of activity until COVID-19 struck in March. The focus of January and February was Melbourne Opera’s extremely...

Das Rheingold has been rescheduled

Das Rheingold has been rescheduled

After careful consideration of the current situation and due to recent announcements by State and Federal Governments restricting mass gatherings, Melbourne Opera wishes to reschedule the August 2020 performance of Das Rheingold at the Regent Theatre to February 2021....

Melbourne Opera appoints Anastasia Fai Kogan to its Board

Melbourne Opera appoints Anastasia Fai Kogan to its Board

Melbourne Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Anastasia Fai Kogan to its Board. Mrs Kogan will serve as a Non-Executive Director. Anastasia is an experienced business leader with extensive digital and creative experience. Mrs Kogan holds an MBA from...

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...

RDEAP Newsletter – Issue Four

RDEAP Newsletter – Issue Four

The Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme 2019 has been packed with learning and development opportunities and following the intake of new singers in June has included involvement in Melbourne Opera’s acclaimed production of Norma and a rehearsal period for the...

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...

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