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 […]
Do You See The People Spin? Not any more, in this epic new production of the world’s favourite musical.
Rapturously beautiful music flows throughout this new, almost chamber-sized musical. The gently paced, very adult romance is absorbing, and leads to a poignantly affecting conclusion.
Off-Broadway gets in on the movie adaptation act with this lively, technicolor musical that opened on 31 March, 25 years to the day since the cult classic opened in cinemas. The blacker-than-pitch […]