MUSIC & THEATRE

IFAC proudly supports music and theatre through various global partnerships including world class performances with Opera Australia and Japan’s oldest theatre art Noh.

In Australia, set against its stunning backdrop, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour continues to redefine operatic theatre and the imaginative spaces in which art can be performed.

In Japan, Noh theatre is performed incorporating traditional masks, costumes and various props, in a dance based cultural performance, drawing on its 14th century heritage.

Photo credit: Hamilton Lund
OPERA AUSTRALIA

IFAC are proud to have supported Opera Australia and its Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini, in bringing to life the incredible vision that is Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, since its inauguration in 2012.

This world class event, set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour, continues to redefine operatic theatre and the imaginative spaces in which art can be performed.

Dr Handa is honoured to be the Patron in Chief of Opera Australia.

HANDA OPERA
ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Carmen

Photo credit: Prudence Upton

Aida

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West Side Story

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Turandot

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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.

IFAC Founder, Dr Haruhisa Handa, also known as Toshu Fukami in the arts world; is a great advocate of the preservation of Noh theatre. Through his efforts, he has contributed to the resurgence of Noh, both in Japan and overseas.

IFAC has hosted or supported a multitude events across the globe, at spectacular venues such as the United Nations, the Great Sphinx of Giza, Angkor Wat and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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