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.
Of all the chocolate box operas, La Bohème is the box of Cadbury favourites: familiar, well-loved, and oh so delicious. Almost all of the Zeffirelli productions have disappeared from the Met but […]
Anthony Minghella’s treasured staging makes a welcome return to the Met, providing an ideal star vehicle for fast-rising young Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais.
Glorious singing from three well-matched leads characterised this otherwise somewhat uninspiring presentation of Umberto Giordano’s verismo potboiler Andrea Chénier.
An intriguingly varied evening of truly wonderful music was presented in a concert that represented extraordinary value for ticket buyers. Victorian Opera set a high standard for the year ahead with this […]
Embracing the iconic, spectacular harbour setting, creative team La Fura dels Baus have fashioned an intelligent, epic, moving and thought-provoking staging of Puccini’s treasured opera Madama Butterfly.