Melbourne continues to enjoy a well-balanced opera program of large and smaller scale productions featuring a wide array of local and international artists.
Hadestown review [London]
Imaginatively conceived and artfully staged, new musical Hadestown is a heady combination of music, dance and mythology.
Violet review [London]
An ideal choice for an off-West End season, Violet features an exceptional lead performance from Kaisa Hammarlund.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical review
Currently one of London’s hottest tickets, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is a solid entry in the bio-musical genre, combining an inspiring story with a terrific catalogue of hit songs.
Menier Chocolate Factory: Fiddler on the Roof review
Boiled down to a boutique-scale presentation, Fiddler on the Roof brims with fresh life, gentle humour and impactful drama.
Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades review
Splendid music is the clear highlight of an unusual and indulgent staging of Tchaikovsky opera The Queen of Spades, the central concept of which wears thin very quickly.
The Royal Ballet: Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons review
The Royal Ballet combines a contrasting pairs of works to create a well rounded mixed program with Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons.
Caroline, or Change review
Succinctly written and brilliantly performed, musical drama Caroline, or Change packs a powerful message.
Aspects of Love review
Streamlined staging and a strong ensemble cast allow Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love to be seen in a favourable light.
Royal Opera: La Traviata review
It is hard to begrudge the near annual presence of The Royal Opera’s workhorse production of La Traviata when it is lovingly re-staged and splendidly cast as this 2019 opening night performance.