Northside Opera Study Group was started in 1975 by a group of opera lovers on Sydney's north side. Weekly lectures are presented by distinguished artists, musicians and academics. These include music, videos, performances by up and coming singers and an annual concert by students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Programs are wide and varied and cover traditional as well as contemporary opera.
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Opera Lunedi began in 1989 for the study of opera and music appreciation. Meetings are held on Mondays 10am–12.30pm in St Martin's Anglican Church Hall, 9b Arnold Street, Killara (a short walk from Killara Station).
Pacific Opera is a non-profit arts organisation that exists to provide training and performance opportunities to the young stars of tomorrow's opera stage, both within Australia and across the world. Led by artistic director Simon Kenway, Pacific Opera's young artists enjoy an annual program of rigorous training in musical, professional and industry skills to further develop them into successful operatic artists.
The Sydney Opera Society is a group of music lovers which has been meeting monthly on the lower North Shore since the 1980s. There are nine meetings (at 2.00pm at Willoughby Uniting Church, 10 Clanwilliam Street), with talks and one concert each year.
Opera Australia’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - a co-production with Covent Garden - at the Melbourne Arts Centre.
The cast will include Melbourne Ring veterans James Johnson as Sachs, Stefan Vinke as Walter, Warwick Fyfe as Beckmesser, with Natalie Aroyan debuting as Eva.
Those attending the AO Melbourne production of The Meistersinger
may wish to attend a pre-opera talk being given by the inimitable Heath Lees
In partnership with Katharina Wagner, the great grand-daughter of Richard, and producer of the Bayreuth Festival, there is an exciting opportunity to attend Die Walküre performed at the Iconic Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on
9 Mar - 27 April, 29 Apr - 4 May, 6 May - 11 May