Melody Beck Unseen - A Tribute to Melody Beck

Unseen – A Tribute to Marni Nixon

If you’ve never heard of Marni Nixon don’t be too hard on yourself. Marni Nixon made a career out of being anonymous. She was one of a small group of singers, known as voice ghosts, who worked in Hollywood during the hey...
OA Louisa Miller photo by Prudence Upton

Luisa Miller

One of many surprises in this first Australian production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller is the number of beautiful melodies imbedded in the score. Which of course beggars the question, why haven’t we seen this opera before? An...
Opera Australia The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

In 1995, Elijah Moshinsky had the inspired idea of presenting his production of The Barber of Seville as if it were taking place in a silent Hollywood movie. His designer, Michael Yeargan, matched his inspiration with an...
MTC Kay + McLean Productions North by Northwest photo by Jeff Busby

North by Northwest

Amongst the suspenseful films directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, 1959’s North by Northwest (by screenwriter Ernest Lehman) is distinguished by some humorous moments. This element is heightened in Carolyn Burns’ stage adap...
Me & Mr Jones – The Midsumma Remix

Me & Mr Jones – The Midsumma Remix

Me & Mr Jones – The Midsumma Remix reunites married musical couple Melissa Langton (The Fabulous Singlettes) and Mark Jones (The Beautiful Losers) on stage. The Midsumma festival programme describes these stalwart pe...