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Andrea Molino nominated for the 2014

Conductor Andrea Molino has been nominated under the Best Opera Conductor category of the 2014 , Australia's premiere arts awards.

Established in 1983, the Green Room Awards honour outstanding talent in all areas of theatre and the stage in Australia, including musical theatre, opera, circus, alternative and hybrid, cabaret and dance, and reward achievement in performance, production and direction in these areas.

Molino has been nominated as Best Conductor for his season of The Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera) with Opera Australia in 2013. Critics described this as 'a night to remember', and said of Molino that his 'thoroughly idiomatic reading of Verdi's score is electric, fully alert to the musical moments that prefigure later works like Don Carlo and Aida. His visceral interpretation packs a real dramatic punch yet he pulls back and supports his singers with sensitive rubato when required' (Clive Paget).

Competition for the award is fierce, with two Victoria Opera conductors also nominated: Daniel Carter for Magic Pudding, and Fabian Russel for Nixon in China. The winner will be decided through a secret ballot by a panel of judges, including performers, musicians, broadcasters and producers.

Jeff Edwards was a leading dancer with New York City Ballet, Zurich Ballet, and Lyon Opera Ballet

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Javier De Frutos directs a new production of Philip Glass’s dance opera inspired by Cocteau’s surrealist tragedy, featuring Royal Ballet dancers and leading lights of the contemporary and classical dance scene.

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Andrea Molino conducts Puccinis for Opera AustraliaAfter the successful premiere of Puccini's in November, Andrea Molino returns to the Sydney Opera House to conduct The first evening of the series will be for the last night of the year: is the New Year's Eve event at the Sydney Opera House.

The setting of the production shows not Paris but the bohemian streets of 1930s Berlin, in the colour and chaos of street fairs and burlesque bars, fairylights and fishnet stockings (leading team: Gale Edwards, director; Matthew Barcly and Andy Morton, revival director, Brian Thomas, set designer, Julie Lynch, costume designer, and John Rayment, lighting designer).
A fine cast takes the roles of the bohemians: Maija Kovalevska gives her Australian debut as Mimì, Diego Torre is Rodolfo the writer, Lorena Gore sings Musetta, Andrew Jones incarnates the painter Marcello, David Parkin takes the role of Colline the philosopher and Shane Lowrencev will be Schaunard the musician.

Andrea Molino once more conducts the Australian Opera Ballet Orchestra, with the Australian Opera Chorus and Opera Australia's Childrens' Chorus.

For the New Year's Eve, the interval is timed for the famous fireworks, and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks. And in January, the Berlin bohemians will populate the stage of the Sydney Opera Houes for seven more performances.

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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