National Opera News
Audition process underway
Following the sad news of the 2020 season of “La Rondine” being postponed to late 2021, we are excited to announce the first of two productions for 2021, Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito”.
This will be an entirely COVID safe production that we are taking special precautions with to ensure the safety of our audience, artists, collaborators and volunteers. The audition process for this production is already underway. It has been fantastic to see so many talented applications come in. We can’t wait to announce the cast for this production.
Australia Council for the ARTS
Arts Engagement during the covid-19 pandemic
To gain insights into how Australians are engaging with the arts in covid-19 lockdown, the Australia Council commissioned Lonergan Research to explore this topic as part of their regular Omnibus Survey.
• Since the start of the lockdown, just over a third of Australians have engaged with arts events online (34%) – music events are the most popular (20%) followed by visual arts and craft (16%) and book or literary events (14%)
• More than a quarter of Australians say their creativity has increased since the lockdown – 27% feel more creative than before the lockdown began.
• Audiences are increasingly comfortable to attend performance events