AUTHOR: Peter Williams

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

3rd December, 2014

An early Verdi opera, I due Foscari, has recently gained more performances especially as Placido Domingo recreates the main role.  Classic Melbourne’s Peter Williams recently viewed Palace Cinema’s film of I due Foscari recorded at the Royal Opera House, having first interviewed the Australian Sam Sakker who is making his Covent Garden debut in the production…Read More

Philip Glass Trilogy: Akhnaten, Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha

11th August, 2014

In our longest story ever Classic Melbourne reports on the State Opera of South Australia’s massive undertaking: three cycles of the Philip Glass Trilogy of Portrait Operas; namely, Akhnaten, Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha. People came from as far away as Texas to visit Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, for the performances, with Peter Williams…Read More

Finding their VOYCE

24th June, 2014

Victorian Opera announced the establishment of its Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble for 13 – 25 year-old young singers at the Fairfax Studio on Thursday night, June 19. Peter Williams was there for Classic Melbourne. Managing Director, Andrew Snell, proudly announced VOYCE and spoke of it as filling a void in Victorian Opera’s projects between…Read More

Perfect presenter for the Proms

13th March, 2014

The MSO Proms series springs into life on March 14, at the Melbourne Town Hall, with Eddie Perfect perhaps an unexpected choice for Master of Ceremonies. But the Proms are synonymous with fun, irreverence and inclusiveness as well as showcasing fine music and Eddie would seem to be (I’m trying to avoid the obvious pun) ……Read More