Valentine’s Day may have passed, but the love lingers on. Bell Shakespeare’sAntony and Cleopatrascorches with the searing tale of a love that was too great for the world. Black Swan Theatre Company celebrates love with Julia Hales’s deeply personal account of her experiences as daughter, actor, dreamer and person with Down syndrome inYou Know We Belong Together. Queensland Ballet’s La Bayadère transfixes us with the story of a love that transcends life itself, while Opera Australia sets the stage for a spectacularLa Bohème —the original Bohemian love story — performed under the stars against the glittering backdrop of Sydney harbour.
March will erupt with music of staggering power performed by musicians of towering talent. Violinist, Veronika Eberle, will electrify audiences in Tasmania and Western Australia as she makes her debut with both the TSO and WASO, performing Beethoven’s magnificent violin concerto. The WASO will also perform one of the most grandiose and extravagant of all orchestral works, Strauss’sAlpine Symphony. In Melbourne, the MSO presents Elgar’s TheDream of Gerontius —considered by Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis to be one of the greatest pieces ever written. Speaking of greats, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’sBernstein on Stage! pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s peerless gift for matching the passion of opera with the power of music theatre.
As we welcome Victorian Opera to our group, in their transition to becoming an MPA in 2019, look out for their witty interpretation of one of Australia’s best loved classicsThe Magic Pudding. And don’t miss Bryony Kimmings as she applies one of her unique takes on taboo topics in Malthouse Theatre’s funny and movingA Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer.
Get ready for an unforgettable month!
Australian Major Performing Arts Group