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Don Giovanni | Opera Australia

Friday, 22 May 2015

Opera Australia’s highly anticipated Don Giovanni, directed by David McVicar, focuses on the dark side of the sex addicted nobleman, who cannot control his appetite for conquering every and any woman who crosses his path, regardless of her age or sh...

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The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show

Sunday, 17 May 2015

If you were to close your eyes, you’d swear that the diva herself was belting out her award winning songs for her Melbourne fans in attendance.

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Madama Butterfly | Opera Australia

Friday, 8 May 2015

The emotionally laden Madama Butterfly captivated the audience on the night I attended. It is an absolutely beautiful production to watch and listen to, and remarkably, it is easily enjoyed by a novice to the artform, as well as the seasoned opera go...

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The Flick | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Annie Baker is that rare thing; a playwright who can make the mundane simultaneously luminous and gut-wrenching.

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One World Tour | Ricky Martin

Monday, 4 May 2015

Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena was packed to its capacity with adoring Ricky Martin fans, when Mr Livin’ La Vida Loca himself was in town for just one night, shaking his bon-bon and spreading his message of love, tolerance and world pe...

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Meghan Trainor

Friday, 1 May 2015

Even if you don’t recognize Meghan by name, unless you’ve been stranded on a deserted island during the last eight months, it is impossible to say the same of her pop phenomenon, All About That Ba...

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As You Like It | Bell Shakespeare

Sunday, 26 April 2015

This is a delightful and adorable production, the set is gorgeous, and the kind of everywhere-but-nowhere-in-particular set design where the Forest of Arden becomes a hanging garden of colourful blooms, by Michael Hankin is en...

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3:10 to Humour | Rich Hall

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Rich Hall is one of those comedy acts that really doesn't need to be labelled. He's Rich Hall, and that's that. And he's just about the funniest guy you're likely to see on stage so basically just buy a ticket and know that you will laugh your arse of...

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Gipsy Kings

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Gipsy Kings’ performance at the Palais highlighted many favourite songs, such as ‘Djobi Djoba,’ ‘Un Amor,’ ‘Volare,’ and of course ‘Bamboleo,’ probably their most famous song, which the audience sang along to en ma...

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Book of Mormon to open in Melbourne

The Book of Mormon – the musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez – is coming to Australia....

Monday, 27 April 2015

Douglas Horton to step down from ChamberMade
Monday, 30 March 2009 22:16
One of Australia’s foremost contemporary opera and music-theatre directors, Douglas Horton, is stepping down as Artistic Director of the company he established back in 1988 - the pioneering and internationally regarded ChamberMade Opera - to pursue new projects in film and theatre.

Announcing his decision, Douglas Horton said:
‘This is an exciting new chapter, both for me and for ChamberMade. In 21 prolific years ChamberMade has spearheaded fundamental developments both in the art form and the opera/music-theatre industry. We have brought the work of leading Australian artists to audiences across Australia and across four continents. Now is the time for both myself and the company to engage fresh new energies and new visions. Australia is truly blessed in the range and depth of its talent, and I very much look forward to seeing the baton passed to the next brilliant generation.”

Karen Hadfield, the Chair of ChamberMade, said:
“I have admired the work of Douglas Horton and ChamberMade since it began and it is with great sadness that I see him leave the company he established; I wish him all the very best in his new direction and am happy he will be directing a number of projects for CMO and overseeing the smooth transition to this new phase in the life of the company. We respect his decision and will miss him.”

Douglas Horton will continue on upcoming ChamberMade productions including two international collaborations, the group-devised ‘Beneath’ and Michael Smetanin’s ‘Mayakovsky’, and a new opera by Julian Yu and Glenn Perry, after Tim Winton’s ‘That Eye the Sky’. The Board will commence recruitment for Mr Horton's replacement immediately.
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