Perennial favourite Carmen returns as a rare autumn blossom, with additional generous touches from Opera Australia making this an immersive night out at the theatre. Atmospheric live music warms the audience before […]
In the years since musicals dropped off radio playlists and album charts, Wicked was the first show to arrive to a public frenzy of interest and anticipation. Six years later, and now […]
Originally written for television and considered too intimate for grand opera houses, Chapel off Chapel proves to be the ideal venue for this lovingly staged production by Lyric Opera. The little-known work […]
Opera Australia brings sunny summer back to Melbourne in this featherlight confection, a neat contrast to the sturm und drang of the season’s other three offerings.
Opera Australia strays from the chocolate box favourites with this all too rare staging of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, a presentation all the more precious for its ingenious concept and glorious singing.
40 years old? Time really is fleeting. But madness has not taken its toll on Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, still the king of cult camp classics. Craig McLachlan walks away with […]
In an everything-old-is-new-again twist, Opera Australia’s latest production of Verdi’s immortal classic Rigoletto eschews gimmickry and high concept by returning the opera to its original time and place, albeit with a twenty-first […]
Classy, adult entertainment, Audra McDonald’s star turn as late-in-life Billie Holiday is an immersive, affecting, spellbinding experience.
Although static direction and dated scenery plague this production of I Puritani, beautiful singing thankfully makes some compensation towards salvaging the evening’s entertainment.
Neil Patrick Harris, working at the height of his powers, gives an unforgettable, tour de force performance in this perfectly chosen star vehicle. The fact that Harris’ sitcom fans will feature heavily […]