Opera

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Christopher Allen Sharon Verghis

The Sound of Mu­sic Cameron Daddo and Amy Leh­pamer lead an Aus­tralian cast in the Lon­don Pal­la­dium pro­duc­tion of Rodger and Ham­mer­stein’s time­less mu­si­cal. The Bri­tish pro­duc­tion pre­miered in the West End in 2006 and is on a na­tional tour of Aus­tralia. Capi­tol The­atre, 13 Camp­bell Street, Hay­mar­ket. To­day, 1pm and 6pm. Tick­ets: $70-$115. Book­ings: 136 100 or on­line.

Dropped La Bo­heme Gale Ed­wards’ pro­duc­tion of Puc­cini’s La Bo­heme for Opera Aus­tralia re­turns to Sydney. It’s Christ­mas Eve in the bur­lesque bars of 1930s Berlin, and a painter, a mu­si­cian, a philoso­pher and a poet ven­ture out into the town. Star­ring Opera Aus­tralia prin­ci­pals Natalie Aroyan, Shane Lowrencev, Lo­rina Gore and Diego Torre in the lead roles. Sydney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Opens De­cem­ber 31. Tick­ets: $44-$299. Book­ings: (02) 9318 8200 or on­line. Un­til March 23. Dis­obe­di­ent Ob­jects From the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert in Lon­don, Dis­obe­di­ent Ob­jects is based on works made by nonartists, through pro­cesses of im­pro­vi­sa­tion and bri­co­lage, in the con­text of po­lit­i­cal ac­tivism in dif­fer­ent places around the world. In­cludes protest ban­ners, gas masks, jew­ellery and graf­fiti from sources as di­verse as the Tahrir Square protests in Cairo, the Oc­cupy move­ment and the Black Pan­ther Party in the US. Pow­er­house Mu­seum, 500 Har­ris Street, Ul­timo. Daily, 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion: $8-$15. In­quiries: (02) 9217 0111 or on­line. Un­til Fe­bru­ary 14. pas­tels, prints, etch­ings, draw­ings and sculp­tures from the 1880s to 1931. On show will be works rang­ing from the big, mus­cu­lar na­tional nar­ra­tives for which the artist is most fa­mous ( Shear­ing the Rams, A Break Away!, Bailed Up, The Golden Fleece) to del­i­cate so­ci­ety por­traits and mu­si­cal-themed symbolist paint­ings, as well as lively stud­ies of in­dige­nous Aus­tralians, de­pic­tions of serene work­ing spa­ces, busy streetscapes and jew­el­box coastal land­scapes. Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Can­berra. Daily, 10am-5pm. Tick­ets: $18$21. In­quiries: (02) 6240 6411 or on­line. Un­til March 28.

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