Deftly blending uproarious humour with affecting pathos, Benjamin Law’s Torch the Place is a triumph. Having supported the writing of Law’s first play through their visionary NEXT STAGE program, Melbourne Theatre Company […]
Melbourne Theatre Company: Torch the Place review
Melbourne Opera: Fidelio review
Melbourne Opera adds to the celebrations of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a splendidly sung revival of their 2013 staging of Fidelio.
Melbourne Theatre Company: Home, I’m Darling review
Melbourne Theatre Company welcomes the new decade with an Australian premiere that is as lavishly produced as it is splendidly performed. If only Home, I’m Darling had something more substantial to say.
Gertrude Opera: As One review
Gertrude Opera heralds the new decade with the modern American opera As One, a heartfelt work as timely as it is elegiac.
Opera and Ballet Year in Review 2019
Melbourne continues to enjoy a well-balanced opera program of large and smaller scale productions featuring a wide array of local and international artists.
Musical Theatre Year in Review 2019
Even with two of its main theatres not available for musicals, Melbourne still enjoyed a healthy musical theatre scene in 2019.
Chicago review [Melbourne 2019]
Set to dazzle and divert, the Broadway revival of Chicago returns for its third Melbourne sentence with as sexy and sinewy a company of dancers as could possibly be wished for.
Victorian Opera: The Barber of Seville review
Victorian Opera rings in the festive season with a very merry concert staging of delectably melodious opera buffa The Barber of Seville.
The Australian Ballet School: Summer Season 2019 review
As a sampler of the bountiful work of The Australian Ballet School, Summer Season 2019 capably demonstrates the depth of talent and attention to detail that set the School apart.
Opera Australia: Faust review [Melbourne 2019]
In a production as spectacularly staged as it is intelligently conceived, Faust is another mighty achievement from Opera Australia, demonstrating the full extent of their resources to sterling effect.