You can also look forward to some exciting collaborations. Malthouse Theatre and Victoria Opera combine to create a theatrical spectacle in the form of the raucous and anarchicThe Black Rider. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and State Theatre Company South Australia join hands to present a fantasy of words and music inspired byRomeo and Juliet.
More music to take your breath away when one of the world’s finest Wagnerians, Principal Conductor Asher Fish, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra take you on a journey of discovery inWagner and Beyond.
Queensland has a feast of opera this month. You can join Opera Australia on the beach for an unforgettable (and free!) performance ofAida, and you can enjoy one of the most popular operas ever written when Opera Queensland presentsHansel and Gretel.
School holiday highlights also include Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s The Carnival of the (Australian) Animals —with a new composition featuring the scary creatures and Saint-Saëns'Carnival of the Animals. New words by Bradley Trevor Greive incorporate animals from the long-eared bilby to the koala and the blob fish. Belvoir’sThe Bookbinder weaves silhouettes, paper-art, puppets and music together to tell the story of a strange and mystical adventure.The Australian Ballet’s much anticipated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland also opens this month, brought to life with puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes.
Lovers of dance can also see Bangarra’s inspiring new contemporary workBennelong opening in Melbourne while the West Australian Ballet’s stylish adaptation ofThe Great Gatsby opens in Perth.
All in all, you have plenty of excuses to get out and celebrate the new season.
Bethwyn SerowExecutive Director
Australian Major Performing Arts Group