• Singer Penny Shaw smiles into the camera. She has long dark hair and is wearing a simple necklace. and black top. From Rossini to Rapunzel, with love

    From Rossini to Rapunzel, with love

    23 May 2023

    A popular fairytale gets a snip and a makeover in a fun-loving opera for children. It’s just one of the reasons the multi-talented Penny Shaw loves telling stories through music, writes Julie Hosking.

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  • An outdoor stage with rock wall and trees behind. On the stage are four singers dressed in contemporary clothes. One actress is posing in front of a table while another crouches to record her on a phone Opera for today

    Opera for today

    12 March 2022

    Freeze Frame Opera are the arts community’s first responders, says Rosalind Appleby. And they have done it again, with a production of La Boheme that couldn’t be more pertinent.

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  • Pictured top: Brett Peart, Brigitte Heuser, Ava Charleson, Robert Hofmann, Ruth Burke in 'Angels & Devils'. Photo supplied A man in a nightgown sits on a bed, surrounded by a 4 other cast members Romantic thrills and spills

    Romantic thrills and spills

    23 August 2021

    Freeze Frame Opera’s “Angels & Devils” presents unlikely opera repertoire in an unusual venue and Sandra Bowdler says it offers a night of good fun and great singing.

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  • seven musicains and singers in costume lean against the tray of a spotlit Bedford truck Opera essentials from the back of a truck

    Opera essentials from the back of a truck

    10 August 2020

    “At a time when we can only dream of overseas holidays, Freeze Frame Opera reminds us that art, music, memory and culture keep us connected,” says Tiffany Ha. “You won’t even need to change out of the sweats and Ugg boots you’ve been wearing the past five months.”

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  • Harriet Marshall (Tosca) and James Clayton (Scarpia) Photo Robert Frith Operatic thriller

    Operatic thriller

    10 June 2019

    Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Tosca ⋅ Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds, June 8 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Tosca is opera’s closest thing to a thriller. Puccini’s late romantic opera …

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