Australian Opera On Demand
Posted by Team APATA | May 5, 2022
The State Opera South Australia in partnership with Opera Australia, Lost Opera Found Spaces and the Sydney Chamber Orchestra bring you the Australia Opera Digital Library.
The digital library features Australian: operas as presented before a live audience; complete recordings; librettos; production information; access and interviews with composers, librettists, designers, directors and singers and much more.
“This is a significant extension of the company’s commitment to Australian Opera which has evolved out of our Lost Operas for Oz series announced in 2019. With this digital library, there is now a home dedicated for Australian Opera to come together so that it is accessible for everyone,” said Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia.
Professor Graeme Koehne AO, Director, Elder Conservatorium of Music and Australian Composer agreed, saying that creative artists, performers and audiences alike will be grateful for State Opera of South Australia’s vision in creating this archive.
“Anyone who has attended a good production of live theatre – be it an opera, ballet or play – knows just how immediate, powerful and exciting the performance can be in the moment. But no matter how memorable and robust that experience, the long-term existence of these works is also very fragile; it is the nature of live performance.
“This digital archive of Australian operas, generously curated by Stuart, celebrates these precious expressions of Australian culture and provides them with a new life, an international audience and a permanent presence that will ensure their relevance for years to come,” Koehne said.
Visit the Australian Opera Digital Library to register free today : www.aodl.com.au