Opera Australia has announced Sydney and Melbourne runs of Andrew Ford and Sue Smith’s opera, Rembrandt’s Wife, for its 2020 season. Commissioned by Victorian Opera and first performed in 2009 under Richard Gill, the new production will star Taryn Fiebig as both the eponymous wife, Saskia, and the painter’s last great muse – his Bathsheba – Hendrickje Stoffels, and Richard Anderson as Rembrandt. Tabatha McFadyen will direct, Mark Thompson will design and Warwick Stengards will conduct.
> Event information: Opera Australia, Sydney 16-19 September 2020; Melbourne 30 September-3 October 2020.
Update July 2020 – this production has been postponed due to COVID-10 pandemic.