Intelligently conceived and handsomely staged, Sir David McVicar’s production of Così fan tutte matches elegance and wit with the simple pleasure of Mozart’s heavenly music.
Opera Australia: La Bohème review [Melbourne 2018]
Melbourne has been so spoilt with new and rare operas over the past couple of years that the appearance of a true chocolate box favourite is a welcome novelty. In its third […]
Opera Australia: Lucia di Lammermoor review
Opera Australia’s world class revival of Lucia di Lammermoor is a heart-pounding thrill ride, in which the magic ingredients of opera blend to memorable perfection.
Opera Australia: Don Quichotte review
Melbourne hears Massenet all too rarely, making Opera Australia’s presentation of Don Quichotte all the more of a treat.
Opera Australia: Carmen review [Melbourne 2017]
Emotionally sharp, gorgeously sung and spectacular to behold, Opera Australia’s new Carmen is a production to be treasured.
Opera Australia: Götterdämmerung review [Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016]
In an electric performance of Götterdämmerung, the mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle concludes as it began, with glorious singing, meticulous direction and innovative staging.
Opera Australia: Das Rheingold review [Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016]
The highly anticipated return of Opera Australia’s world class Ring Cycle begins with a nuanced exploration of the psychological intensity of Das Rheingold.
Opera Australia: Carmen review [Sydney 2016]
Veteran stage director John Bell helms an emotionally taut new production of Carmen, contrasting the savage drama with the gaudy frivolity of everyday life. This premiere season is set apart by an […]
Opera Australia: La Bohème review [Melbourne 2016]
Evergreen world favourite La Bohème is always a popular choice, and when enhanced by the performances of such glorious singers it is easy to appreciate its enduring appeal.
Opera Australia: The Marriage of Figaro review [Melbourne]
Played straight and true, characterful comedy The Marriage of Figaro is all the funnier.