July Sneak Peeks 2016

​Tomorrow, July 2, we’ll all be voting in the Federal election – but it’s not the only show in town. Australia’s performing arts sector is as busy, creative and innovative as ever. The recently announced 2016 Helpmann award nominees confirm just how vibrant the sector is.

July Sneak Peeks 2016


In this edition of Sneak Peeks, recently appointed Artistic Director of Circus Oz, Rob Tannion, talks about his love of circus, what drives him and his plans for the Company’s future.

Musica Viva is presenting one of the world’s great choirs based at Trinity College, Cambridge. Simon Phillips’ uniquely Australian production of Donizetti’sThe Elixir of Love, complete with corrugated iron props and colloquial surtitles, comes to the West Australian Opera for the first time. Also a first, Opera Queensland is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first performance ofThe Barber of Seville with a new production co-produced with Seattle Opera and New Zealand Opera.

Staying in Queensland, The Wider Earth, presented by Queensland Theatre Company and Dead Puppets Society recounts the tale of scientific visionary Charles Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle and Queensland Ballet’sLest We Forget - a poignant reflection on war - opens featuring works from three of the best choreographers working today.

Bell Shakespeare hits the road taking its latest production of Othello on tour to 27 regional venues across Australia and The Australian Ballet crosses the globe for a two week season ofSwan Lake andCinderella in London.

So hibernate no more!

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow Executive Director
Australian Major Performing Arts Group

Image Credits: Queensland Theatre Company - The Wider Earth

Photo: Stephen Henry



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