A CONVERSATION WITH NOEL STAUNTON
12.30pm: DVD ‘Frozen Music – The Sydney Opera House, It’s more than just opera' (1984, 53 Mins)
This delightfully intimate and nostalgic documentary reveals the vivid and varied creative life of the SOH during its 10th Anniversary year. With Joan Sutherland, Robert Helpmann, Janet Baker, Cleo Laine, Luciano Pavarotti and others. This DVD is the first of three films about aspects of the opera house to be shown to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening.
2.00pm: A conversation with Noel Staunton
Noel Staunton is a freelance creative director and producer specialising in large-scale productions and special events. His expertise is in festivals, opera, classical music, music theatre, contemporary dance and large public events. Noel was the Artistic Director of the Brisbane Festival from 2010 - 2014. His career in the performing arts has been extensive, working in various high level production and technical positions throughout the UK and Australia, including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, ENO, as technical director for the legendary Goodall Ring and technical director at Opera Australia. He has also toured productions extensively throughout Europe and the United States. He produced the first Australian Ring Cycle in Adelaide and was previously the CEO of Sydney Dance Company. He produced La Boheme for Baz Luhrmann on Broadway.
Goethe Institut, Event Hall (upstairs)
90 Ocean Street (cnr Jersey Road)
Just pay by cash or card at the door:
$25 members / $35 non-members / $10 full-time students
including refreshments / drinks / afternoon tea
Members of the public are most welcome!