Avant Garde

Avant Garde!

State Opera SA invites you to see opera from a different point of view in our 2016 Avant Garde series in partnership with the State Library of South Australia. Join us for our Q & A styled events held at the State Library Hetzel Lecture Theatre, North Terrace and in the glorious Mortlock Chamber.

All Avant Garde events include drinks, nibbles and interactive discussions with an expert panel covering the most interesting themes of our 2016 Season productions, composers and cast for a cost of just $7! In 2015, our Avant Garde events sold out weeks prior, so get in early as seating is strictly limited – first in, best dressed.

With our panel of experts, you’ll discover that there’s more to opera than meets the eye. The Avant Garde series will spark the imagination, unlock the extraordinary, embrace the unorthodox and enhance your opera journey – who knows what will be uncovered?

Bookings open 15 December 2015

MOZART, MASONS & MAGIC

Join our panel of experts to explore the mystical and masonic themes behind Mozart’s The Magic Flute. You will also find out more about Director David Lampard’s new production elements.

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9 Feb
State Library Hetzel Lecture Theatre, North Terrace
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

OPERA. EVOLVED

Explore the evolution of the artform, from traditional opera to the new premiere work of Cloudstreet!. What does this new work mean for the opera world and where is the artform headed? You will find out more about the making of Cloudstreet! and what to expect from this exciting premiere work.

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3 MAY
State Library Hetzel Lecture Theatre, North Terrace
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

ROMANCE, REALISM AND RESOLUTIONS

Was Puccini the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi? What was behind his realistic verismo style? View the well-known Puccini masterpieces through a new lens with our expert panel.

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23 Aug
State Library Hetzel Lecture Theatre, North Terrace
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

DRAMA, DAMES AND DIVISION

What do Wagner and Puccini have in common? Does the violence of Tosca reflect the divisions at the time of composition? Join us to explore the intriguing themes of this traditional work with our panel of experts.

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1 Nov
The Mortlock Chamber, North Terrace
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

Join us in a special panel event to celebrate the premiere work Cloudstreet! and find out the process of creating an opera, who is involved and how to get it from ‘Page to Stage’. Guests include Cloudstreet! director Gale Edwards, composer and librettist George Palmer and State Opera SA CEO & Artistic Director, Timothy Sexton.

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15 Apr
Elder Hall
Cloudstreet! Panel Event

Avant Garde Sponsors

For enquiries and booking information please call (08) 8226 4790