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RDEAP Newsletter July 2023

RDEAP Newsletter July 2023

THE RICHARD DIVALL PROGRAMME 2023-2024 The Richard Divall Programme for emerging and developing artists has selected its artists for the next twelve months. It was a very challenging process to choose from the large field of extremely talented candidates and many...

Bravo to Patrick Togher Artists’ Management

Bravo to Patrick Togher Artists’ Management

Greetings from Valhalla (aka Bendigo) where 6 leading singers from Patrick Togher Artists' Management are enjoying brilliant success in Melbourne Opera’s Ring Cycle. Antoinette Halloran - Brünnhilde "An actor of exceptional emotional intelligence… Antoinette Halloran...

ABR gives The Ring Cycle ★★★★★ in Bendigo

ABR gives The Ring Cycle ★★★★★ in Bendigo

One hundred and seventy years after thousands of desperadoes and gold-cravers trekked to a place called Sandhurst, Wagnerites set off to Bendigo on Friday afternoon (in rather more orderly fashion it must be said, along the potholed Calder Freeway) for Melbourne...

Bachtrack heralds Bendigo gold rush for Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Bachtrack heralds Bendigo gold rush for Wagner’s Ring Cycle

"This first night of a complete production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the first of three cycles, took place in the Ulumbarra Theatre created out of a 19th-century gaol, boasting a large stage by Australian standards, complete with fly tower and all the...

Limelight gives Melbourne Opera’s Ring Cycle ★★★★☆

Limelight gives Melbourne Opera’s Ring Cycle ★★★★☆

Melbourne Opera’s Ring cycle hits its stride with an energising second instalment of Wagner’s tetralogy now playing at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, Victoria. "As in Rheingold, conductor Anthony Negus drew wonders from the Melbourne Opera Orchestra which he...

Ring Cycle Festival 2023

Ring Cycle Festival 2023

A full program of festival events across all three Ring Cycles, including recitals, talks, gala dinners on stage at the Ulumbarra Theatre, and even an intimate concert 60 metres underground in a mine, is now available. Wagner enthusiasts will have the opportunity to...

Royal Academy of Music honour for Helena Dix

Royal Academy of Music honour for Helena Dix

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce the musicians and performers who will be conferred honours at its 2022 graduation ceremony. This is a particularly important year, as it marks the conservatoire’s bicentenary. Honorands include a wide range of people...

The Spectator reviews Macbeth

The Spectator reviews Macbeth

Peter Craven The Spectator, Australian Arts. May 29th, 2021. It’s an extraordinary thing that a director of Bruce Beresford’s reputation should be directing for Melbourne Opera until you remember that opera is one of the performing arts the famous film director lives...

Opera Magazine reviews Das Rheingold

Opera Magazine reviews Das Rheingold

Written by: Michael Shmith, Opera Magazine. An almost year-long live-opera hiatus came to an end with a new production of Das Rheingold from the everenterprising MELBOURNE OPERA (February 3). There was certainly much to relish in this welcome emergence from the Covid...

RDEAP Newsletter — Issue Six

RDEAP Newsletter — Issue Six

After the difficulties of 2020 the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme members are very happy to be back at work and continuing to develop their craft. Two distinguished singers, recent Herald Sun Aria award winner, Georgia Wilkinson and Eleanor Greenwood join...

2021 Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme Members Announced

2021 Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme Members Announced

After pandemic mayhem and postponements throughout this extraordinarily challenging year, we are pleased to report that Melbourne Opera was able to conduct the live audition component of the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme in the final week of November 2020...

Louise Keast: Winner of the Rotary/RDEAP German Scholarship 2021

Louise Keast: Winner of the Rotary/RDEAP German Scholarship 2021

We are very pleased to announce that soprano Louise Keast is the 2021 recipient of the Rotary Melbourne Central Next Generations Service Exchange.  This opportunity is awarded annually in collaboration with the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme to an...

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...

2023 Season now on sale!

Patrons are reminded to to avoid ticket “resale” sites such as Viagogo, who advertise heavily and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary. Tickets to our shows should only be purchased from an authorised and reputatable company like Ticketmaster, Ticketek or GoTix.