Opera Australia celebrated the 150th performance of its current production of “Madama Butterfly” last week. In DRESS CIRCLE this week, Antoinette Halloran (pictured), who played Cio-Cio-San in that performance, shares some details of the performance with Bill Stephens.
Bill also talks to actor/playwright, Laura Jackson about her play “Handle It”, and Free Rain supremo, Anne Somes shares some insights into Free Rain’s forthcoming production of “Mary Poppins”.
In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Hec Millan, Joan Richards, Phil Perman and Marie Jensen feature in excerpts from the Company of Friends cabaret, “Thanks for the Memory”. As well, Blue the Shearer has a poem about “The State of Flux”, and Isobel Griffin presents “Arts Diary”.
90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news focussed on the performing arts in Canberra and beyond, DRESS CIRCLE is produced and presented by Bill Stephens, and broadcast by Artsound FM 92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm. It is repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm