Melbourne Opera begins its tenth anniversary year with a stellar performance of the immortal classic La Boheme. Foremost in the success of the staging is the wonderful cast, clearly chosen with great […]
Royal Opera have advertised their Mozart-da Ponte cycle as having some connection to the Olympics year. That connection is not in any way apparent when seeing the operas, but why let that […]
Back from Europe, Man in Chair has time for a few more operas before heading back to Australia. ENO has opened a new production of Offenbach’s melodious creation The Tales of Hoffmann. […]
Grand and austere on the outside, the auditorium of Munich Opera House glitters like a musk and gold jewelry box. Dress standards are uniformly high but the friendly warmth seen in the […]
Volksoper provides opera for the people. And operetta. And musicals. And ballet. How wonderful for the people of Vienna to have such a charming, prolific and affordable opera house in their midst. […]
A bit of a holy grail of opera houses, the history surrounding Vienna Opera House is like a subtext that permeates the operatic artistry on display. The thought of being in a […]
Photos do not do Bastille Opera House justice. Its clean design and epic scale dwarfing the audience members. Sightlines are incredibly clear in the well raked stalls, aided by the segmented dress […]
Two favourite operas in two magnificent productions.
Re-imagined as a sumptuous family spectacle, The Magic Flute delights with a cavalcade of glorious images.