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Earlier this year Nixon in China has already chalked up four accolades through the Green Room Awards in similar categories – so fingers crossed for the Helpmanns! For the full list of our Green Room awards, look back at our Behind the Curtain blog here. The Helpmann Awards are a celebration of excellence in Australia’s performing arts sector, including comedy, musical theatre, dance and opera. The awards will be announced on Monday 18 August.
Here at Victorian Opera we are committed to the creation and development of new work, for our youngest audience members through to our oldest. With a team lead by director/writer Naomi Edwards and featuring David Hobson (composer and singer) and Adam Gardnir (designer), a series of workshops were held at the end of May to explore the themes of the moon, sleep and dreaming.
On Tuesday 20 May, a group of our Patrons enjoyed a private La traviata behind-the-scenes experience.
The curtain is up and reviews are in for Victorian Opera’s first ever Verdi opera, the spectacular La traviata, presented in association with Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini:
"As testament to their impressive flexibility as a company, the choice to stage La Traviata shows that Victorian Opera is fully equipped to mount a lavish, full-scale classic opera." - Theatre People
In our new blog series, we chat to the bright young things that work at Victorian Opera. First up is Kate Bailey, our Office Administrator extraordinaire and honourary VOyager. Not only does she keep VO running smoothly, Kate can be found attending the latest creative industry forums, talks, performances and gallery openings. Kate chats to us about writing an opera, her dream to run amok in the costume department and what she likes to do on a day off
If you could write an opera about anything, what would it be?
“Victorian Opera dominated its categories with six awards….” – Herald Sun
Last night saw the 31st annual Green Room Awards – a celebration of the performing arts in Victoria over the past year… and what a night it was! Victorian Opera and its artists were thrilled to attend the ceremony in Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, taking home six awards of the nine nominated categories.
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