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Healthway had no role in the opera’s company self-censorship. Its chairwoman Rosanna Capolingua told ABC Radio that the Healthway board were pleased, but surprised by the banning of Carmen. “The board reacted very much like we all reacting now: Wow, real
Crikey (au)
added Oct 15, 2014 15:55

[Australia] WA Opera's Carmen sponsorship smoking row extinguished after Government intervention

The West Australian Government will direct its health promotion agency to allow the WA Opera to perform Carmen after a public outcry and claims of arts censorship when the production was canned.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 13, 2014 10:20

Australian opera company bans Carmen because it 'promotes smoking'

has been labelled "crazy" after it banned performances of Carmen because the 140-year-old French opera features smoking. In a move likened by its critics to banning Macbeth because it promotes killing kings, the Western Australian Opera said it opted to w
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 10, 2014 11:03

Chainsmoking Carmen culled by Western Australian Opera to protect sponsorship deal

Carmen is one of the most performed operas in the world, and has entranced audiences for 140 years with its dangerous romance. So it's odd that a planned production has been dumped by the Western Australian Opera – not for its depiction of organised crime
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 10, 2014 13:02
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[Australia] Tony Abbott slams decision to remove smoking from Carmen

The Prime Minister said shielding patrons from harmful activities could mean every opera production would be banned... “Opera is, if you like, inevitably, an exaggeration, and if we running around looking to take offence or looking to spread some politic
The Australian (au)
added Oct 10, 2014 13:00
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[UK] Australian opera company drops Carmen over smoking scenes

Decision by West Australia Opera has left fans fuming, while PM Tony Abbott calls it ‘political correctness gone crazy’
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 10, 2014 11:06

[Australia] Where There’s Smoke, There’s No Opera

The Healthway chairwoman, Rosanna Capolingua, said her board was “quite surprised” by the opera general manager Carolyn Chard’s offer of a “Carmen” ban. “They brought that to us,” Ms. Capolingua said, “and we said: ‘fine.’ It was their choice and their d
New York Times Blogs
added Oct 9, 2014 13:57
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West Australian Opera bans Carmen due to smoking concerns

a sponsorship arrangement between West Australian Opera and some “good guys” is proving to be particularly bizarre. While the Biennale artists objected to their sponsor’s activities, this time the sponsor looks like it’s objecting to the arts organisatio
Crikey (au)
added Oct 10, 2014 13:01

[UK] Report: Lindsay Lohan Seeks Hypnotherapy to Give Up Smoking

The actress and co-producer of "The Canyons" wanted to treat her nicotine addiction before she performs in David Mamet's play, "Speed-the-Plow", from September 24 to November 29 at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
Aces Showbiz
added Sep 2, 2014 13:20

The Dissatisfied: To Leave or Not to Leave? Spectators Walk Out of a Show for Many Reasons

“The Faith Healer,”the Brian Friel play, at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Judy Geeson lit up an herbal cigarette, a bit of business required by the part. A man in the front row jumped up, as if Ms. Geeson had personally administered a hot foot, and
New York Times
added Aug 28, 2014 10:58
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