“A Spectacle for the eyes” Turandot returns to Sydney stage, starring Mariana Hong with her signature role ‘Liu’

 “A Spectacle for the eyes” Turandot returns to Sydney stage, starring Mariana Hong with her signature role ‘Liu’

 

One of Opera Australia’s most beloved productions, Puccini’s last opera Turandot has returned to rule the Sydney stage, starring Mariana Hong formerly known as Hye-seung Kown, with her signature role of Liu.

 

Major newspapers including the Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Telegraph have lauded Graeme Murphy’s bold vision of the truly stirring story at its heart, as a spectacle for the eyes.

 

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Artist petrifies time in exquisite soap sculptures

Artist Shin Mee-kyoung has a playful time recreating historic artifacts, and she does it with an unusual material -- soap. The purpose of her creations, however, is not that simple despite her use of a common household item.

"Time flows like liquid, and I want to petrify and capture the flow," she said during a press preview of her solo exhibition, "The Abyss of Time," at Arko Art Center Gallery in Seoul on Thursday. "I've been working on how to visualize the time flow in a cultural context."

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