While opera’s sweetheart Emma Matthews is the star attraction, the quality of the full company of Lucia di Lammermoor makes for an evening of superb singing.
Hiromi Omura is the star attraction in this return season of one of the world’s favourite operas.
The Metropolitan Opera kicks off its seventh season of cinema presentations captured live in high definition with their new production of Donizetti’s classic comedy L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). The opera […]
Victorian Opera caps off another eclectic year with this well matched pair of chamber operas. The chaos and disarray which conclude Manuel de Falla’s Master Peter’s Puppet Show create a canvas of […]
Melbourne Opera has built up a stable of talented, entertaining singers, so what better opera than Cosi Fan Tutte, with no less than six major roles, to show off the skills of […]
When New York’s Metropolitan Opera decided to stage a new production of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle, their first in over 20 years, Director Susan Froemke was there to capture every twist and […]
Given the current financial unrest in Europe, perennial favourite The Merry Widow is perhaps more topical than ever.
No longer a Ring virgin, I am now a fully qualified Lord of the Ring after sitting through all 19 or so hours of the Met’s epic, and somewhat controversial, new Ring […]
Avoiding the potential melodrama of a male love triangle, the Met’s rarely seen production of Billy Budd maintains a grave integrity and a compassion for its characters.
In a style that could almost be described as film noir, The Makropulos Case is a rare entry in the opera thriller genre.