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by stapletonm
posted 15/08/2019

Poisoned Chalice – Peter Hall and the Opera House – Anne Watson speaks with Maisy Stapleton

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Dr Anne Watson

In this podcast, Dr Anne Watson speaks to Maisy Stapleton about her research and subsequent publication on the architect Peter Hall – of Hall, Todd and Littlemore.

Hall was a young architect with a string of successful projects, who was invited to step in to complete work on the Sydney Opera House, after Jørn Utzon’s sensational departure from the unfinished building in 1966.

Hall found that he had accepted a poisoned chalice: a seemingly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that instead brought conflict, controversy and condemnation, probably destroying his future career.

Anne talks to us about her book The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House and the ensuing drama when Hall took on the task of completing the building.

This interview was first aired on 8 August 2019 on Arts Thursday, with Maisy Stapleton.

For further information:

The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House: https://opus-soh.com/


Go to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and click on the date 8 August 2019.

Listen to Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton every fortnight from 10:30 to noon for in-depth conversations on the arts.

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