January Sneak Peeks 2016

Welcome to 2016—and the feast of offerings on stage.January is a huge month for Opera Australia, with four season openings celebrating the old and the new—La Bohème, The Rabbits, The Pearlfishers and The Barber of Seville, notable because Rossini, 24 at the time, wrote the whole opera in two weeks.

January Sneak Peeks 2016

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And it’s also a major month for theatre, with Belvoir openingJasper Jones, Malthouse with Meow Meow’sLittle Mermaid and Black Swan State Theatre Company showcasing Western Australia’s hottest young playwrights, Gita Bezard and Will O’Mahony withGirl Shut Your Mouth andTonsils & Tweezers.

Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company also open new shows:The Golden Age,Ladies in Black and Quartet.

2016 marks some notable birthdays: Black Swan State Theatre Company turns 25, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra turns 110, Opera Australia is 60, Opera Queensland is 35, and State Opera of South Australia turns 40. And we’ll also be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. That’s a lot to celebrate.

Kind regards,
Bethwyn Serow Executive Director
Australian Major Performing Arts Group

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