Pedagogy, place and performance: the role of touring performing arts in regional Queensland - a review of Opera Queensland’s project Rossini

Hickey, Andrew and Johnson, Laurie and Scollen, Rebecca and Forbes, Melissa (2016) Pedagogy, place and performance: the role of touring performing arts in regional Queensland - a review of Opera Queensland’s project Rossini. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

Abstract

On the 24th August 2016, the culminating performance of Opera Queensland’s ‘Project Rossini’ production of The Barber of Seville was held at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre. The performance was the last in a series of 8 performances across Queensland between July and August 2016.

This report outlines an evaluation of the Toowoomba production of The Barber of Seville. Of particular focus are the intentions that underpinned the tour and Opera Q’s commitment to ensuring that regional performers and audiences were engaged as an integral component of the performance. Further to this, the approaches taken by Opera Q for considering the place of the performing arts (and opera specifically) within the regional performance landscape, and the role that regionally based performers and audiences provided as a foundation for touring performing arts productions offer added points of consideration. The lessons drawn from the approach deployed by Opera Q have resonance broadly for touring creative and performing arts ventures, with this report offering an analysis of the implications derived from the Toowoomba production of The Barber of Seville.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unpublished USQ report.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 04:12
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 03:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: opera; regionality; performing arts; community
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30348

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