Set in 16th Century Nuremburg, the story explores the annual song competition and rivalries of the Guilds that controlled the city. Pogner, the goldsmith, will give his daughter’s hand in marriage to the winner of the song contest, Walther von Stolzing wishes to take part but fails to understand the archaic rules and regulations that surround the entrants. He is, of course, already in love with Eva. Hans Sachs, the shoemaker, schools him in the requirements and encourages the newcomer to share his ideas. This brings us to Wagner’s main theme, what is art and how do we define it?
An autobiography of Nicholas Braithwaite’s formative years before intricately tracing almost three-decades of his professional career, from 1963 until 1991.
Die Fledermaus is one of the most popular and well-known of the operettas. Filled with recognizable and delightful music, based around a plot of unmitigated silliness, it is a work with which much fun can be had.
This fascinating double bill, directed by Andrew Sinclair, is a strong representation of the works of Mascagni and Ruggero, both first performed in the 1890’s. Sung in Italian with English surtitles both pieces are very focused on presenting the darker side of life.
State Opera in collaboration with the Welsh National Opera present Puccini's masterpiece 'Tosca'.
The Adelaide Youth Orchestra combine with some of this state's finest Opera stars to deliver Mozart and Strauss.
Adelaide Youth Orchestra are teaming up with some of S A's best young opera singers to present the first staged opera concert in the orchestra's history.
One of Australia’s most distinguished mezzo-sopranos teams up with the 80-piece Adelaide Youth Orchestra to present its Maestro Series 2 Britannia concert under the baton of guest conductor, Nicholas Braithwaite.