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Opera Australia launches OA|TV featuring archival footage of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 900 600 Ellie

Opera Australia launches OA|TV featuring archival footage of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Unable to perform live while the country is in COVID-19 lock-down, Opera Australia has created another way to share their performances with opera fans, today launching OA | TV

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‘Inspired by Wells’ at the Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings 900 600 Ellie

‘Inspired by Wells’ at the Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings

A joint exhibition by local artists Linda Pattrick and John Richter celebrating Wells-Next-The-Sea and our surrounding landscape.

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Renée Fleming Residency in February 2020 at Juilliard 900 600 Ellie

Renée Fleming Residency in February 2020 at Juilliard

NEW YORK – Soprano, arts advocate, and alumna Renée Fleming returns to Juilliard in February for a residency of performances, master classes…

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The Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings 900 600 Ellie

The Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings

The bright, spacious upstairs Handa Gallery is home to an array of activities and events, from art exhibitions, talks and classes to craft fairs and markets.

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IFAC + Sing for Hope Partnership Launch at UNICEF House 900 600 Ellie

IFAC + Sing for Hope Partnership Launch at UNICEF House

IFAC + Sing for Hope Partnership Launch at UNICEF House – 3 UN PLAZA on 16 July 2019

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HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR AIDA 2015 900 600 Ellie

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR AIDA 2015

An Ethiopian slave girl secretly in love with the commander of the Egyptian armies. As Egypt prepares to march on Ethiopia, Aida faces a terrible choice: to save her country, she must betray the man she loves…

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HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR TURANDOT 2016 900 600 Ellie

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR TURANDOT 2016

A powerful lust meets an icy heart. In a land of executioners, riddles and fear, can love conquer death?

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HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR CARMEN 2017 900 600 Ellie

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR CARMEN 2017

Carmen stamps her feet, tosses back her hair and draws you into her world. Men fall instantly under her spell, and once you’ve heard her sultry Habanera, you’ll fall for opera’s favourite femme fatale, too…

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HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR LA BOHEME 2018 900 600 Ellie

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR LA BOHEME 2018

A candle sputters out in the Parisian night. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives are changed forever…

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UNICEF, Sing for Hope Handa Harmony, and Juilliard Proclaim the Arts’ Role in Wellness and Social Development 560 560 Ellie

UNICEF, Sing for Hope Handa Harmony, and Juilliard Proclaim the Arts’ Role in Wellness and Social Development

Leading NGOs showcase how people of all ages can use art and advocacy to drive global social development.

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HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR MADAMA BUTTERFLY 2014 900 600 Ellie

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR MADAMA BUTTERFLY 2014

This is the story of a Japanese girl who marries a US naval officer while he is on shore leave. With their child she waits expectantly for his return

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Photo Flash: UNICEF, Sing For Hope Handa Harmony, & Juilliard Bring Youth & Arts Into Global Development 1061 1600 Ellie

Photo Flash: UNICEF, Sing For Hope Handa Harmony, & Juilliard Bring Youth & Arts Into Global Development

Where do children and the arts belong in conversations on global social development?

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Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman Of IFAC, Makes Transformational Gift To Sing For Hope 1600 1180 Ellie

Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman Of IFAC, Makes Transformational Gift To Sing For Hope

Sing for Hope announced today that Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture and Sing for Hope’s Global Patron, has made a decade-long commitment to support SFH’s programs in New York City as well as dynamic new creative initiatives around the globe.

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NOH THEATRE 900 600 Ellie

NOH THEATRE

Originating in the 14th century in Japan, Noh is a form of theatre involving music, dance and drama.  It is the oldest major theatre art that is still performed today and incorporates masks, costumes and various props, in a dance based performance…

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HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR WEST SIDE STORY 2019 900 600 Ellie

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR WEST SIDE STORY 2019

This tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle…

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Opera Australia announces new Patron in Chief 900 600 Ellie

Opera Australia announces new Patron in Chief

Internationally recognised philanthropist and passionate opera lover, Dr Haruhisa Handa, Chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture has been announced as

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Captivating Calligraphy, British Museum 900 600 Ellie

Captivating Calligraphy, British Museum

On behalf of the Department of Asia, it is a great honour to welcome Dr Haruhisa Handa to the British Museum to perform the art of Japanese calligraphy.

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