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 […]
Met Opera: Faust review
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 […]
Met Opera: Otello review
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 […]
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen review
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 […]
Opera Australia: Orpheus in the Underworld review
Superbly talented performers, gloriously melodious music and wittily updated lyrics combine to create a frothy, sit-back-and-enjoy confection.
Opera Australia: Salome review
Opera Australia completes a (quite possibly unintentional) trilogy of blood spattered mad women with the immensely satisfying new production of Richard Strauss’ Salome.
Opera Australia: Lucia di Lammermoor review
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.
Opera Australia: Madama Butterfly review
Hiromi Omura is the star attraction in this return season of one of the world’s favourite operas.
Met Opera Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore review
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 […]
Master Peter’s Puppet Show & What Next? review
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 […]