Griffith’s opera production hits a high note

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This is opera as you've never seen it before - a blockbuster double bill  that features fantastical sets and costumes, UV projections, puppets and kites. The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is confounding expectations with a fresh take on two operas by superstar French composers Debussy and Ravel.

All aboard the culture train

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Queensland Conservatorium jazz student Mario Conde is travelling to the most remote corners of the state as part of the annual Culture Train line-up. The musical roadshow is part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations and features a series of free concerts in regional centres, from Bundaberg to Barcaldine, Longreach, Rockhampton and Winton. Mario originally hails from Bolivia and plays panpipes, fusing traditional South American and Western music.

All that jazz

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Ben Shannon will play alongside some of the world’s best jazz musicians at the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music next month. The Queensland Conservatorium graduate is one of just 48 musicians from around the world selected to attend the intensive 3-week workshop in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

West Side Story opens in Brisbane

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Love and death. Romance and rivalry. Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium’s main stage musical for 2017. The show, which turns 60 this year, headlines the Queensland Conservatorium’s 60th anniversary line-up. Hailed as ‘the greatest musical of all time’, the show features a Grammy-winning score by legendary composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including […]

Anastasia on song for Swiss opera contract

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International success beckons for Queensland Conservatorium graduate Anastasia Bickel. Mezzo-soprano Anastasia graduated from the Con in 2016 and recently signed a two-year contract with OperAvenir at Theatre Basel in Switzerland. She will make her professional European debut in La Traviata, and will also perform in iconic operas including Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Strauss’ Elektra. “This […]