Darkly dissonant chamber opera The Lighthouse proves a good fit for ambitious young company BK Opera.
Melbourne Opera: Lucrezia Borgia review
Generously staged and splendidly sung, bel canto gem Lucrezia Borgia sparkles under the loving polish of Melbourne Opera.
Opera Australia: Lohengrin review [Melbourne 2022]
In a mighty coup for Melbourne, world-conquering tenor Jonas Kaufmann graces the ranks of Opera Australia for a fully-staged production of Wagner gem Lohengrin.
Opera Australia: La Traviata review [Melbourne 2022]
The perfection of this 1994 production makes it hard to be anything but grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy it again. And yet, its very familiarity adds something of an insult […]
IOpera, Melbourne Opera: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny review
Absent from the Melbourne mainstage for over four decades, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny returns to rich life thanks to the combined resources and talents of local independent […]
Melbourne Opera: Die Walküre review
Melbourne Opera triumphantly presents the keenly anticipated second instalment of their ever-so-patiently crafted Ring Cycle, Die Walküre.
IOpera: Acis and Galatea review
In a rather immaculate performance from a splendid set of singers and musicians, IOpera’s Acis and Galatea bathes the discerning audience in luscious waves of musical splendour.
Melbourne Opera: Macbeth review
Their standard ever on the rise, Melbourne Opera assembles a uniformly splendid company of singers to bring out the compelling potency of Verdi’s Macbeth.
Opera Australia: Ernani review [Melbourne 2021]
Early Verdi chestnut Ernani may be strong on melodious music but the stilted story struggles to take flight despite an interesting directorial concept and a suite of strong performances.
Opera Australia: Aida review [Melbourne 2021]
In a suitably grand reopening for Melbourne’s much-loved State Theatre, Opera Australia brings the digital dazzle with their high-tech production of Verdi’s Aida.