From violinist Rachel Easton:
Last year saw my 20th at opera Australia.
The green room there has a wall of photos honouring artists, it’s an honour to be up up there with folks long past and present.
Covid saw the hanging postponed, but I was in there today so finally got to see my pic!
It was also a dark day for my Orchestra, whom I have had the most immense pleasure working with. 16 of us were just confirmed redundant this afternoon, plus 13 more vacant positions.
Not just us but glorious chorus members, fantastic stage crew, wardrobe staff and more have been lacerated.
I shall miss you all, thanks for the ride.
Opera Australia SHAME on you.