Friday, September 18, 2009
Dianne Reeves: When You Know
Dianne Reeves and her quartet return to the Sydney Symphony to perform songs from her latest album.
Featuring songs from Dianne Reeves’ latest album, When You Know.
When you know that Dianne Reeves and the Sydney Symphony sold out the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in 2006, it’s smart to get in early for this new concert, built around her latest album. It’s not just your imagination, join us in September and find yourself in love again with this great jazz diva’s extraordinary vocal sound and polished artistry.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
by William S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
School’s out in Titipu, with three little maids on the loose. Their guardian, Ko-Ko, aka the Lord High Executioner, intends to marry one of them, but his chosen bride Yum-Yum is in love with a wandering minstrel and part-time trombonist.
Meanwhile Pish-Tush, the Lord High Everything Else, is insisting that heads must roll and, what’s more, the Emperor of Japan is on his way to Titipu.
Confused? Don’t be, because this is Gilbert and Sullivan, so a neat and happy ending is assured, along with a kiss or two, a song and dance and some wicked jokes along the way.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s wacky romp comes to the Sydney Opera House in a much-loved production, originally designed by Tim Goodchild, and polished to a high sheen by Stuart Maunder.
Following his extraordinary portrayal of the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, music theatre star Anthony Warlow is Ko-Ko. He is joined by a cast of favourites including Richard Alexander, Kanen Breen, Warwick Fyfe, Luke Gabbedy, Adele Johnston, Stephen Smith and, sharing the role of the delectable Yum-Yum, Taryn Fiebig and Lorina Gore.
Get ready for a feast of mischief and great melodies from the all-singing, all-dancing talents of Australia’s national opera company.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Downtown New Orleans. In blows Blanche DuBois: a Southern Belle, a fading beauty, a passionate, fragile thing.
And she really is in the wrong place. All her respectability, politenesses and old-fashioned Southern airs and graces provoke the disdain of her sister Stella's husband. Stanley is a rough, modern man with a coarse sense of humour, no interest in manners and a wild streak.
Her flirting, primping and needy behaviour fix Stanley's determination to break Blanche and all she stands for. And then she wins the heart of his poker buddy, Mitch.
A Streetcar Named Desire is a compelling and sensuous play which features some of the most memorable characters in theatrical history. The battle between Blanche and Stanley comes to embody nothing less than the battle between tradition and progress itself. The quasi-aristocratic world of plantations, mint juleps and poetry at dusk going head to head with the emerging urban, industrial uberlith of the all-beer, all-poker New America.