Lucky Programme Prize! The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

We are very grateful to Australian star ballet dancer, Steve McRae, who has kindly, once again, given us 2 tickets in the Grand Tier for The Royal Ballet’s, production of The Nutcracker 8th December – 7.30pm, starring Lauren Cuthbertson & Federico Bonelli. These highly coveted tickets to a sold-out  performance of a Christmas favourite will be one…

Miranda Keys' debut at The Royal Opera House

    Australian dramatic soprano and former Tait Awardee, Miranda Keys, is to make her Royal Opera House debut in the 2016/17 Season as Marianne and Noble Widow (Der Rosenkavalier) with the American diva, Renee Fleming, singing the Marschallin. Miranda came to international attention in 2007 when she was a finalist in the Cardiff Singer of…

Behind The Ring: Part Two – Die Walküre — Re:hearsal Magazine

Part two of young Australian opera director’s, Greg Eldridge’s, article about assisting Neil Armfield on Wagner’s, Ring Cycle for Opera Australia. Stepping behind the curtain of Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle.   Auf der Erde Rücken wuchtet der Riesen Geschlecht On the Earth’s surface dwells the race of Giants – Wotan, Act 1 – Siegfried The first…

Elena Xanthoudakis shines in Anna Bolena (Melbourne Opera)

We are thrilled to read this glowing review for Tait Awardee, Elena Xanthoudakis, who is singing the title role in Melbourne Opera’s production of Anna Bolena. Rob Holdsworth reviewed ‘Anna Bolena’ (Melbourne Opera) for Australian Book Review‘s Arts Update. The star of Melbourne Opera’s Anna Bolena is Elena Xanthoudakis, last seen as Mary Stuart in…

TAIT WINTER PROM 2016 – We return to St John's Smith Square

The Tait Memorial Trust 5th Annual Winter Prom. Jessica Cottis, Conductor: Colin Hattersley, Photography  Tait Winter Prom – Memories of Summer The Tait Memorial Trust returns to St John’s Smith Square on Wednesday 30th November for their 5th annual Winter Prom. Now in its 24th year, the Trust supports young Australian performing artists who come…