An air of quality and majesty hangs over this splendid revival of Opera Australia’s 2003 production of Otello.
Superlative singing distinguishes the Sydney premiere season of a polished glossy new production of this perennial Verdi favourite.
“Must we all die then, just because there are too many of us?” So asks Magda Sorel in Gian Carlo Menotti’s absorbing human drama The Consul, a 64-year-old opera that could have […]
In one of Melbourne’s most keenly anticipated opera events of the year, the wait to hear Australia’s own Jessica Pratt in La Traviata has been well worth it.
Perennial favourite Carmen returns as a rare autumn blossom, with additional generous touches from Opera Australia making this an immersive night out at the theatre. Atmospheric live music warms the audience before […]
Originally written for television and considered too intimate for grand opera houses, Chapel off Chapel proves to be the ideal venue for this lovingly staged production by Lyric Opera. The little-known work […]
Opera Australia brings sunny summer back to Melbourne in this featherlight confection, a neat contrast to the sturm und drang of the season’s other three offerings.
Opera Australia strays from the chocolate box favourites with this all too rare staging of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, a presentation all the more precious for its ingenious concept and glorious singing.
In an everything-old-is-new-again twist, Opera Australia’s latest production of Verdi’s immortal classic Rigoletto eschews gimmickry and high concept by returning the opera to its original time and place, albeit with a twenty-first […]
Although static direction and dated scenery plague this production of I Puritani, beautiful singing thankfully makes some compensation towards salvaging the evening’s entertainment.