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  • OPERA QUEENSLAND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SANDRA WILLIS ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

    Friday 16 October 2020
    Opera Queensland expresses its deep appreciation to outgoing Executive Director Sandra Willis, who will leave the state opera company in [...]
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  • ENCORE – Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage

    Monday 28 September 2020
    IMAGE: Opera Queensland's Eva Kong and Rebecca Cassidy (third and fourth right) join artists from Queensland Theatre, Queensland Ballet, Circa [...]
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  • Rebecca Cassidy performs ‘Addio del passato’

    Thursday 17 September 2020
    (L-R) Trevor Jones, Jason Barry-Smith, Jessica Low, Rebecca Cassidy and Scott Saunders on tour for Opera Queensland's Songs to Die [...]
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  • H is for Harpsichord

    Wednesday 9 September 2020
    With a huge variety of opera and classical music terms starting with H, today we turn our attention to an [...]
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  • Emporium Hotel South Bank’s New General Manager, John McIlwain

    Wednesday 26 August 2020

    Our relationship with Emporium Hotel South Bank is based on a shared passion for the arts, in particular opera, and […]

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Ms Willis will relocate to Melbourne to take up the role as General Manager of a membership organisation for professional women in business, law, education, community service and the arts. Ms Willis is one of Australia’s leading arts sector executives with extensive experience across strategic leadership, producing, fundraising, production management and community engagement. Since June 2017 she has led Opera Queensland alongside Artistic Director and CEO Patrick Nolan. During this time, Opera Queensland entered one of the most exciting periods in its history, presenting several critically acclaimed productions, premiering a new Australian opera, securing a three-year funding uplift, and increasing private sector contributions by 44%. Mr Nolan applauds Ms Willis’s passion for the art form and unwavering commitment to enriching lives through opera. “Sandra has given an enormous amount to Opera Queensland in the years she has been here,” Mr Nolan said. “Our excellent financial position, the increase in our audience reach and the significantly improved network of patrons and corporate partners is a great expression of her commitment, tireless work and ingenuity. “We will miss her infectious laugh and keen understanding of the art form, which she has such a deep affection for. We wish her nothing but the very best in her new role.” Opera Queensland Chair, Emeritus Professor David Siddle, echoed Mr Nolan’s thanks. “Opera Queensland has benefitted greatly from Sandra’s astuteness and dedication,” Professor Siddle said. “Along with Patrick, Sandra has worked extremely hard and effectively to develop and implement strategies that will see the company enter its 40th Anniversary year stronger than ever. “I wish her every success for this next step in an exciting career.” Ms Willis is looking forward to reuniting with family and friends in Melbourne but said she would remember her time at Opera Queensland with great affection. “I am honoured to have been part of Opera Queensland’s executive team during a period of remarkable transformation for the company,” Ms Willis said. “I am incredibly proud of Opera Queensland’s achievements over the past three years and extend my gratitude to my wonderful colleagues, our supporters and audience, whose belief in the transformational power of opera is unwavering. "As Opera Queensland prepares for its 40th Anniversary in 2021, I have no doubt the company will continue to bring great joy to audiences while challenging the sector to reimagine the possibilities and potential of the art form.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] [post_title] => OPERA QUEENSLAND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SANDRA WILLIS ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => opera-queensland-executive-director-sandra-willis-announces-departure [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-10-16 21:08:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-10-16 11:08:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://oq.com.au/?p=15594 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15487 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-09-28 13:19:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-09-28 03:19:56 [post_content] => [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15498" img_size="" onclick="custom_link" link="https://oq.com.au/whats-on/encore/"][vc_column_text]IMAGE: Opera Queensland's Eva Kong and Rebecca Cassidy (third and fourth right) join artists from Queensland Theatre, Queensland Ballet, Circa Contemporary Circus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Darren Thomas.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]THE ‘PAC IS BACK: MAJOR ARTS companies stage qpac homecoming Thanks to recovery funding from the Queensland Government, Queensland’s flagship arts companies will once again grace the stages of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 27 September to 20 December 2020. Opera Queensland (OQ), Queensland Ballet (QB), Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Queensland Theatre (QT), and Circa will all return to QPAC over the coming months representing a significant step in QPAC’s reopening since its closure in March this year due to COVID-19. QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said the announcement was a very welcome light at the end of the tunnel for an industry hard hit by COVID-19 closures and said it was an important step forward in the industry’s recovery. “We’re fortunate in Queensland to have our very own nationally and internationally acclaimed arts companies and we feel it’s a natural progression for them to be part of this next phase of QPAC’s reopening as we move towards our theatres operating at 50 percent capacity in a COVID Safe environment,” Mr Kotzas said. “The recent success of our sold out QPAC Unlocked program shows there is appetite for people to get out and enjoy live performance again and that’s great news for our industry but also the other sectors and businesses that are impacted by our closure. “These challenging times have highlighted the important and unifying role that art plays in our lives and we’re grateful to the Queensland Government for acknowledging this through their funding of this program. “QPAC, alongside our state companies and the wider arts industry, is committed to creating joyful arts experiences and connecting communities and this funding is enabling us to do so once again.” Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the investment of $350,000 would enable state arts companies to return to the stage and reinforced Queensland’s plan for economic recovery. “This investment is part of the $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery Package and means these companies will perform once again on the QPAC stage, showcasing their incredible talents,” Minister Enoch said. “This is a fantastic outcome for Queensland audiences who can once again connect with live performances from our leading arts companies. “The new program will also support around 2000 employment opportunities for artists and arts workers. This is great news for the arts sector which has been terribly impacted by venue closures since March. “Our Arts and Cultural Recovery Package works to sustain the arts sector, drive new creative work, employ artists and arts workers, and deliver rich COVID-safe arts experiences for Queenslanders,” she said. Mr Kotzas said the health and wellbeing of its patrons, staff and artists was the top priority in planning for the upcoming program and said the Centre would be operating under its approved site-specific COVID Safe plan available at www.qpac.com.au Queensland’s Own will kick off with classical music from the movies with Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Reel Classics (27 September). This will be followed by Beethoven 5 (16 and 17 October) featuring Richard Strauss’ Don Juan and Beethoven’s Symphony No.5, and Beethoven’s Emperor (21 November) showcasing the composer’s mighty Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat (Emperor) and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. In ENCORE, Opera Queensland returns to the stage, captivating audiences with a soul-stirring collection of much-loved arias, duets and ensemble pieces performed  by acclaimed singers Shaun Brown, Andrew Collis, Eva Kong, Rosario La Spina, Virgilio Marino and Milijana Nikolic. This remarkable ensemble is joined by rising star, Opera Queensland’s 2020 Young Artist Rebecca Cassidy, and conductor Dane Lam with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Encore - Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage. Two shows only 23 October 7PM & 24 October 2020 3PM. Queensland Theatre will present the Queensland premiere of Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley from 31 October to 14 November 2020 starring acclaimed Queensland actor Christen O’Leary (Ladies in Black, North by North West., End of the Rainbow) and Jayden Popik in his QT debut. Winner of the 2019 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, it is described as unmissable and destined to be a classic of our times. After a sold-out season at Lights On at the Powerhouse, a program which was supported by the Queensland Government’s venue pilot program to trial COVID-safe venue reopenings, Queensland Ballet will continue its 60th anniversary celebrations, presenting a collection of short ballets created by its own dancers in isolation around the theme of love, in Queensland Ballet for 60 Dancers: 60 Stories from 10 to 12 December 2020. The Queensland’s Own showcase program will conclude with two sensational circus productions by award winning contemporary circus ensemble, Circa. Humans from 18-22 November 2020 will be followed by the popular family production by Circa and QPAC’s Out of the Box, Carnival of the Animals, from 16 to 20 December 2020. From September to December, QPAC will be the place to be when the best of Queensland arts companies and artist talent will be on show. 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    After the success of An Aria A Day, we prepare for our return to QPAC’s Concert Hall. With ENCORE, we say thank you for all the support they have been given over the past year with music that celebrates the generosity and spirit of our community. ENCORE – Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage is funded through the Queensland Government’s $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package.
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    A special message from Rebecca Cassidy, Opera Queensland 2020 Young Artist, on performing Verdi’s ‘Addio del passato’ from La traviata during our regional tour.

    I was lucky enough to sing this beautiful aria in last year’s Opera Queensland’s regional tour. Songs to Die For, directed by our inimitable Artistic Director Patrick Nolan, was an opera-meets-cabaret look at some of the most famous – and dramatic – death scenes in opera. Acknowledging death is a mystery that has fascinated composers across time, the new work weaving together operatic arias with songs by some of the greats of rock and roll who died too soon. In a unique twist we paired some dramatic operatic moments with music from pop culture icons who had passed way before their time – Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain and Billie Holiday, just to name a few. While tongue-in-cheek in its approach the show also had some very beautiful and poignant moments. Our team of five musicians and three crew took the show to 17 towns across the beautiful state of Queensland. We had an overwhelmingly positive reception from our regional audiences, and I felt so lucky to travel to many places that even as a proud Queenslander, I had never been before. For my ‘death scene’ in Songs to Die For I performed Verdi’s ‘Addio del passato’ from La traviata – a piece that I now proudly perform for Opera Queensland’s An Aria A Day. I loved singing this song every night as part of the regional tour. After a year of it sitting on the shelf of my repertoire, I recently revisited this lovely piece as part of my coaching for Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program with the wonderful Narelle French, Opera Queensland's Head of Music. During our coaching session we looked to find what new things were still hiding within this beautiful song. It’s like saying hello to an old friend. From Opera Queensland’s coaching rooms at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, I would like to share this behind the scenes look after working again on this piece. I am so grateful to be the Opera Queensland Young Artist for 2020 and all the opportunities that have been afforded to me this year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/-un15CgI9EI" el_width="60"][/vc_column][/vc_row] [post_title] => Rebecca Cassidy performs 'Addio del passato' [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => rebecca-cassidy-performs-addio-del-passato-from-la-traviata-by-giuseppe-verdi [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-09-18 16:31:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-09-18 06:31:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://oq.com.au/?p=15411 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15355 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-09-09 12:57:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-09-09 02:57:07 [post_content] => [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

    With a huge variety of opera and classical music terms starting with H, today we turn our attention to an instrument that is seldom heard, though distinct in sound and appearance. The harpsichord is a stringed keyboard instrument, distinguished by strings that are plucked rather than struck as with a piano, its close relative. A harpsichord is characterised by an elongated wing shape, not unlike a grand piano or harp with the strings growing progressively longer to create bass notes. Many composers, including George Friedrich Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach, have created music for this stunning baroque instrument. The harpsichord remained in popular use up to and throughout the 18th century as an essential component of chamber and orchestral music and opera. In Australia, it was the passion of a schoolgirl that brought harpsichord music back to life in the late 1960s. Entranced with the unique sound, Mars McMillan left school immediately after hearing a record and started to build her own instrument. While she sought inspiration from newly released recordings, it is said that her main motivation was a strongly worded letter from a local musician who noted that her instrument would never be as good as an English made one, setting her on a course to become one of the greatest harpsichord makers in the world. By the age of 22, after teaching herself the necessary woodwork skills, Mars McMillan was acknowledged as the only female maker included in the influential publication by Zuchermann, The Modern Harpsichord: Twentieth Century Instruments and their Makers. This talented woman also developed skills in visual arts and her paintings embellish some harpsichord soundboards with signature illustrations of Australian flora and fauna. Image via: https://hpschd.nu/ The extraordinary output of Mars McMillan fed into the creation of Melbourne’s Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, the only festival in the world for early music repertoire that celebrates the harpsichord.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] [post_title] => H is for Harpsichord [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => h-is-for-harpsichord [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-09-11 12:01:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-09-11 02:01:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://oq.com.au/?p=15355 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15233 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-08-26 16:23:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-08-26 06:23:35 [post_content] =>

    Our relationship with Emporium Hotel South Bank is based on a shared passion for the arts, in particular opera, and a deep belief that Brisbane is a great city with a thriving arts and culture program to offer locals and tourists.

    We welcome John McIlwain to his new role as General Manager at Emporium Hotel South Bank and find out below how he is settling into the precinct.

    John, welcome to the Southbank precinct, it is great to have you here, tell us a little bit about the industry experience you bring to your role?

    I have recently moved back to my Queensland homeland with more than 20 years in hotel leadership positions and 30 years overall in the industry.

    Most recently, I served as General Manager of Operations at Event Hospitality, looking after the Rydges, QT and Atura brands in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

    Opera Queensland deeply values our partnership with Emporium Hotel South Bank and looking forward to announcing some new collaborative projects. When working with partners what values does Emporium Hotel South Bank prioritise?

    We are delighted to be surrounded by arts, culture and entertainment at South Bank. In our partnerships, we are excited by collaborations that offer luxurious and exceptional experiences to all guests to the precinct.

    John McIlwain, General Manager, Emporium Hotel South Bank

    For Opera Queensland audiences wishing to have a 'staycation' at Emporium in the upcoming weeks, what would be the top three indulgences or activities that you would recommend?

    At Emporium, we have no doubt that a staycation with us will allow you time to relax, unwind and the abundance of premium food and beverage options will leave you spoilt for choice. To further enhance your experience, Emporium Hotel South Bank offers an exclusive collection of offers that can add an additional measure of luxury to your visit, including:

    • The Romance Package is the perfect treat to surprise someone special, with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries, a rose petal turn down service and a midday checkout.
    • The Helicopter Experience, in partnership with Elite helicopters, is the ultimate luxury, taking your stay to new heights. Find yourself whisked away in the Emporium Hotel Maserati to your own private helicopter
    • While with Stay and Dine you can add a taste of Queensland with our meal package in our Signature Restaurant to enhance your accommodation experience.

    Covid-19 has provided Opera Queensland with an opportunity to reimagine how we give access to the Arts. What is it that you miss most about live performance, knowing that we will back with main stage performances in 2021.

    I miss the social aspect of a live performance and shared excitement it garners. I look forward to attending Opera Queensland’s next live performance to experience the thrilling power of the opera.

    Find out more about Emporium Hotel South Bank here.

    For more information about partnering with Opera Queensland, please contact Erin Robinson at erobinson@oq.com.au or on 07 3735 3057 or contact our Development Team at development@oq.com.au or phone 07 3735 3030.

    [post_title] => Emporium Hotel South Bank's New General Manager, John McIlwain [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => introducing-emporium-hotel-south-banks-new-general-manager-john-mcilwain [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-28 20:23:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-28 10:23:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://oq.com.au/?p=15233 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 5 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15594 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-10-16 21:07:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-10-16 11:07:28 [post_content] => [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="13341" img_size="" onclick="custom_link" link="https://oq.com.au/whats-on/encore/"][vc_column_text]Opera Queensland expresses its deep appreciation to outgoing Executive Director Sandra Willis, who will leave the state opera company in November. Ms Willis will relocate to Melbourne to take up the role as General Manager of a membership organisation for professional women in business, law, education, community service and the arts. Ms Willis is one of Australia’s leading arts sector executives with extensive experience across strategic leadership, producing, fundraising, production management and community engagement. Since June 2017 she has led Opera Queensland alongside Artistic Director and CEO Patrick Nolan. During this time, Opera Queensland entered one of the most exciting periods in its history, presenting several critically acclaimed productions, premiering a new Australian opera, securing a three-year funding uplift, and increasing private sector contributions by 44%. Mr Nolan applauds Ms Willis’s passion for the art form and unwavering commitment to enriching lives through opera. “Sandra has given an enormous amount to Opera Queensland in the years she has been here,” Mr Nolan said. “Our excellent financial position, the increase in our audience reach and the significantly improved network of patrons and corporate partners is a great expression of her commitment, tireless work and ingenuity. “We will miss her infectious laugh and keen understanding of the art form, which she has such a deep affection for. We wish her nothing but the very best in her new role.” Opera Queensland Chair, Emeritus Professor David Siddle, echoed Mr Nolan’s thanks. “Opera Queensland has benefitted greatly from Sandra’s astuteness and dedication,” Professor Siddle said. “Along with Patrick, Sandra has worked extremely hard and effectively to develop and implement strategies that will see the company enter its 40th Anniversary year stronger than ever. “I wish her every success for this next step in an exciting career.” Ms Willis is looking forward to reuniting with family and friends in Melbourne but said she would remember her time at Opera Queensland with great affection. “I am honoured to have been part of Opera Queensland’s executive team during a period of remarkable transformation for the company,” Ms Willis said. “I am incredibly proud of Opera Queensland’s achievements over the past three years and extend my gratitude to my wonderful colleagues, our supporters and audience, whose belief in the transformational power of opera is unwavering. 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