Vivaldi’s Farnace Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of […]

Beneath desire, depravity. Beneath lust, bloodlust. Beneath the veils, everything is laid bare. In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood. Strauss’ taboo-breaking opera strips back Oscar Wilde’s play to its […]

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen as cabaret duo The Strange Bedfellows created and performed a world premiere performance piece Ich Auch, for Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. With lyrics by Kanen and Jacqui and music by renowned Australian composer Jessica Wells, the piece was performed with the brilliant Plexus Ensemble to great acclaim. Strange Bedfellows

Peter Grimes is the defining British opera of the 20th century and a masterpiece of musical theatre. What really happened to the young apprentice of gruff fisherman Peter Grimes? Featuring Britten’s most evocative sea-inspired music, including the Four Sea Interludes, Peter Grimespaints a vivid picture of a small community convulsed by rumour and mob rule. […]

Like an assortment of presents under the Christmas tree, Christmas Pops features a mix of music and sing-alongs which will appeal to the whole family. Presented by charismatic Australian mezzo-soprano Jacqui Dark and conducted by the acclaimed Benjamin Northey, the NZSO perform works from composers such as Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – including a […]

Helpmann Award Act II Monday 16 July 2018 Capitol Theatre Sydney Staged on the set of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, this Black Tie event will present Awards in all live performance genres along with celebrating the 2017 Centenary JC Williamson and Sue Nattrass Award recipients, and honouring colleagues In Memoriam. Hosts for […]

Musician. Actress. Artist. Storyteller. The apex of all creative pursuits is personified in Jacqueline Dark. (And on top of it all, she’s also a genius in physics.) Jacqueline is an Australian mezzo-soprano whose career thus far has fulfilled the bucket-lists of so many aspiring singers, covering the spectrum from Wagner’s Fricka to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s […]

As host for the evening, comedian Denise Scottwill be joined on stage by presenters Burkhard Dallwitz, (screen composer and multiple Screen Music Award winner), producer Elisa Argenzio (Underbellyand the Wolf Creektelevision series), CEO of Film Victoria Jenni Tosi, and Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries in Victoria. Rounding out the presenters list is actor […]