The Keys to a Baroque Emotional Treasure Chest

23 Sep 2016

Frederic Kiernan, PhD candidate and researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, explores Parisian composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier's baroque opera La descente d’Orphée aux enfers ahead of it's very first Australian performance. Read more via the the Histories of Emotion blog.

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Opera: The Art of Emotions

19 Sep 2016

Professor Jane Davidson, Associate Dean and deputy director of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, talks opera and emotions ahead of the Opera: The Art of Emotions conference. Read more via Classic Melbourne.

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Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

31 Aug 2016

Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman and one of Australia's leading sopranos, reflects on the journey her opera Pecan Summer took to the Sydney Opera House. Read more via Pursuit.

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Womin Jeka: a choir with the desire to inspire

30 Jun 2016

Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language. Read more via Pursuit.

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An emotional journey through pasticcio opera

04 Feb 2016

Voyage to the Moon, a collaboration between Victorian OperaMusica Viva Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions is a modern-day pasticcio opera that draws upon the epic 16th-century poem Orlando Furioso and will help give researchers insight into the development of emotions. Read the full story of Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM November e-newsletter

05 Nov 2015

Read the November edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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Shauntai Batzke
Indigenous songstress on the international stage

04 Nov 2015

Shauntai Batzke, gospel and opera singer and songwriter, is a Wiradjuri woman who grew up in Sydney. In August, the MCM alumna travelled to New York City to attend summer school at the Belle Arti Center for the Arts as part of the Canto de las Americas – a workshop for aspiring artists in their vocal arts program. Watch the video via Pursuit.

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Elizabeth Lewis wins Opera Foundation Australia Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship

02 Nov 2015

Master of Music (Opera Performance) student Elizabeth Lewis has won the prestigious Opera Foundation Australia Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. She beat five other finalists on Sunday at a public recital at the Sydney Conservatorium to claim the $43,000 prize that will fund a study trip to New York for vocal, language and movement coaching. Read The Age story.

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