Autumn looks like being a season of celebration and laughter around the country. In Sydney, we have the slapstick exuberance of Belvoir’sSami in Paradise — a new take on Nikolai Erdman’s classic 1928 comedy The Suicide. In South Australia, Andrew Bovell’s After Dinner is a knockout comedy that covers everything from bad dance moves to lonely hearts. Further north, Queensland Theatre will delight audiences with Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of mistaken identities, the much loved Twelfth Night.
Circus Oz is celebrating their 40th year by taking Model Citizens —Rob Tannion’s first creation for the company —on a regional tour; and The Australian Ballet marks their 50-year relationship with the country’s premier choreographer and living treasure, Graeme Murphy, in a tribute to his stellar career— Murphy.
There are also highly anticipated debuts and other treats in store. The outstanding US soprano Corinne Winters makes her Australian debut with Opera Australia inLa Traviata, and multi–award winning Paloma Faith makes her debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In another first, West Australian Opera performs the music of Janàček for the first time with the touching tale ofThe Cunning Little Vixen.
If you are after evocative music, Sergio Tempo will enthral you with his exclusive Brisbane recital with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, while the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will take your breath away withSwan of Tuonela, one of the most haunting pieces of illustrative music ever written.
April promises to be a month to remember!
Wishing you a Happy Easter.
Australian Major Performing Arts Group