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October 28, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Songs of Love and War

Things I have learnt this year from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Constantine Costi likes blindfolds, Paul Dyer likes mark trees and if Natasha Wilson is on the program, you need to be there. It’s been a thoroughly theatrical year for the … Continue reading

September 2, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Cold Comfort

The Rape of Lucretia Sydney Chamber Opera 24 August 2017 Carriageworks There’s nothing like red on white. From the moment I saw the stark white amphitheatre I was waiting for the blood. And blood there was. Buckets of it. Sydney … Continue reading

August 12, 2017
by harryfiddler
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A Day in the Life

It’s the last night at Dartington Summer School week 2, and I’m typing this as I listen to the sounds of the Ceilidh in the Great Hall. (Ceilidh. Brilliant solution to all those middle-aged “I don’t disco” loonies who still … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
by harryfiddler
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A Tale of Two Musicals

Three years ago today I sat down to write a review of Opera Australia’s The King and I. The achingly beautiful production, starring ‘Australia’s Sweetheart’ Lisa McCune and ‘Barihunk’ Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, was the centrepiece of the 2014 Winter Season, an exquisitely detailed, … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Men in Hats

You don’t need to wear a hat to sing, but it clearly helps. Most of the time. Well, some of the time. Most of the time. And the hats are great. The hats, and the beards. But I know the hats aren’t … Continue reading

April 25, 2017
by acunningadmin
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Welcome to WordPress!

Getting started… Login as admin and get blogging! Refer to the TurnKey WordPress release notes Refer to the WordPress Getting Started Codex Check out some of the numerous WordPress plugins: WordPress-SEO: Optimizes your WordPress blog for search engines and XML … Continue reading

April 16, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Of space and time

St Matthew Passion — #mattpash to friends — is a rare treat, so it was great to hear Sydney Philharmonia Choirs presenting the work at the Sydney Opera House yesterday. There’s a formal review going in the Sydney Morning Herald, … Continue reading