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Games of Love and Chance in the media

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Victorian Opera kicked off its 2014 season this weekend with a spectacular tribute to the operatic voice. Games of Love and Chance was presented at Robert Blackwood Hall in partnership with Monash University Academy of Performing Arts, and the feedback has been incredible! Here are a just a few comments from the reviews.

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Discover 13th Century Turkish music

Posted by Rachel Atkinson on 16 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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© Nefes Ensemble

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Catch that review! The Play of Daniel

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Charlotte Betts-Dean (Balthasar's Queen) & Robert Campbell (Balthasar) in Victorian Opera's 'The Play of Daniel'

 

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Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond - Part 2

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Bahram Gur visits the lady from Khwarazam in the Blue Pavilion, from Nava'i Sab'a Sayyara, 1553 - Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Victorian Opera presents a 13th century liturgical drama, The Play of Daniel as part of the State Library of Victoria's Love and Devotion: from Persia and Beyond exhibition. In the second part of the Two Part series, we chatted to co-curators Susan Scollay and Clare Williamson about Persian arts, culture and the astonishing manuscripts.

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Anne's True Love

Posted by Sian Ellett on 15 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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Tiffany Speight, The Rake's Progress 2012 © photography Sian Ellett
Tiffany Speight, playing Anne Trulove in The Rake's Progress 2012

"Anne does go for the good looking bad boy," Tiffany Speight confides in a break between rehearsals of The Rake's Progress, "but there's a lot more to it than that." Tiffany explains that Anne is a woman very aware of her responsibilities to her father, who also constantly struggles to look after the man she is in love with, despite Tom Rakewell's spectacular fall from grace. "She's somewhere between completely understandable and completely frustrating," Tiffany says, describing the way Anne never gives up on Tom , forgives all of his treacheries and nurses him in her arms in the heartbreaking final scene of the opera.

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Shoes for sunshine

Posted by Sian Ellett on 13 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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Anne Trulove's shoes drying in the sun, The Rake's Progress 2012, Victorian Oper
Anne Trulove's shoes, The Rake's Progress 2012

Will Anne Trulove's shoes dry in time for the opening of The Rake's Progress this Saturday??

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Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond - Part 1

Posted by Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond - Part 1 on 9 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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The marriage of Yusuf and Zulaykha, from Jami, Yusuf u Zulaykha, 1595 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

The State Library of Victoria opens its exhibition, Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond today. In the first part of the Two Part series, we chatted to co-curators Susan Scollay and Clare Williamson about the exhibtion, what audiences can expect and the stories behind the Persian manuscripts.

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