The opera theatre at the Sydney Opera House will be renamed in honour of the late Dame Joan Sutherland, fulfilling an election promise by the Premier, Barry O'Farrell, said The Sydney Morning Herald. O'Farrell met representatives of Opera Australia and the Opera House in the theatre yesterday to announce the decision, which follows discussions with Dame Joan's … [Read more...] about Sydney Opera House to be renamed La Stupenda in honour of Joan Sutherland
The Australian Ballet has launched its program to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012. Revealing the season repertoire in Melbourne today, Artistic Director David McAllister announced new commissions - including a traditional Swan Lake - along with classic revivals of audience favourites, an all-Australian dance party and a special international gala. This milestone … [Read more...] about The Australian Ballet gets ready to celebrate 50 years of dance down-under
The Metropolitan Opera Guild pays tribute to Marilyn Horne, on Monday, October 31. Stars and fans of opera will come together in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild's 77th Annual Luncheon. "Jackie - Celebrating Marilyn Horne" will honour the incomparable achievements of one of the greatest singers of our time with tributes from her colleagues; live and … [Read more...] about “Jackie – Celebrating Marilyn Horne” – Metropolitan Opera Luncheon 2011
This morning, on a cold, grey and miserable winter's day, the haunting sounds from the late opera great filled the famous church with a crowd of about 2,200 crammed in for the celebration of her life. More than two decades since her final bow, recordings of the Australian's breath-taking renditions of Casta Diva from Norma and Let The Bright Seraphim from Samson were played … [Read more...] about Dame Joan Sutherland’s superlative voice has mesmerised a London audience one last time at a thanksgiving service in her honour at Westminster Abbey.