Dark side of the moon

Alan Curtis died suddenly before he was able to complete Voyage to the Moon.

The biggest hurdle was emotional for Victorian Opera's cast and crew when composer Alan Curtis died before completing Victorian Opera's season opener just months before its premiere.

Sibling opera singers share stage

Brother and sister Jane Ede (left) playing Berta and David Parkin (right) playing Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville ...

​Sibling opera singers Jane Ede and David Parkin are happily hamming it up in a barbershop on Cleveland Street, Surry Hills. Ede has a razor blade in her hand and Parkin is ready to throttle her. "We're not normally at each other's throats!" laughs Parkin. "We actually get along very well."