While less than stellar lead singers take the tarnish off this glittering jewel of a production, tremendous choral and orchestral work create welcome highlights.
Futuristic, avant garde and potentially divisive, Opera Australia’s new production of A Masked Ball is nothing short of spectacular in scale, making epic use of the State Theatre stage. Add in beautiful […]
Surprise, surprise: another Dessay cancellation, the third I have experienced in 15 months. Time to bow out gracefully. Or perhaps that time has actually already passed. Clever work by the Met in […]
An unforgettable night of glorious music and superb musicianship, I Lombardi proved to be an inspired concert choice for The Opera Orchestra of New York. A dream cast, who each gave it […]
Sublime singing characterizes this superb performance, with the understated brilliance of Willy Decker’s iconic 2005 Salzburg staging thrown in for good measure. Sold out well in advance, the chance to see opera’s […]
Empty seats at the Met?! With world class stars and a treasured opera, how can this be the case? As part of the ongoing bid to keep opera accessible and popular, General […]
Verdi’s thrilling tragedy Otello shines in a classic example of magnificence on stage at the Met. Back for a second run this season, with the earlier visit including a Met Live in […]
Following the superb quality of last year’s inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and the recent success of Gale Edwards and team with La Boheme and Salome, expectations were sky high for […]
Superbly talented performers, gloriously melodious music and wittily updated lyrics combine to create a frothy, sit-back-and-enjoy confection.
Opera Australia completes a (quite possibly unintentional) trilogy of blood spattered mad women with the immensely satisfying new production of Richard Strauss’ Salome.