The perfection of this 1994 production makes it hard to be anything but grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy it again. And yet, its very familiarity adds something of an insult […]
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.
Opera Australia: La Traviata review [Sydney 2015]
The production may be well known, and well loved, but the Opera Australia role debuts of soprano Lorina Gore and tenor Rame Lahaj make for a scintillating evening.
2014 Opera Year in Review
A homophobic diva was cast out, boutique productions thrived, and the world’s top tenor visited Australia in the 2014 year of opera.
Melbourne Opera: La Traviata review
Melbourne Opera marks Verdi’s bicentenary with a celebration of their own, the completion of ten wonderful years of bringing accessible opera to Melbourne and Australia’s Eastern states. In returning to their first […]
Opera Australia: La Traviata review 2013
The inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour had the distinction of showcasing star soprano Emma Matthews’ debut in La Traviata. Wonderful though the thrill of enjoying Matthews’ soaring and heartbreaking performance as […]
Met Opera La Traviata review
Natalie Dessay dons the infamous red cocktail dress in Willy Decker’s controversial 2005 Salzburg Festival staging of La Traviata, now playing at the Met.
La Traviata Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour review
An artistic triumph on every level, La Traviata cements Australia’s position as an international opera destination. There was trepidation in approaching this outdoor spectacle, a fear that overblown “if you build it, […]
Sneak Peek: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour La Traviata
Anticipation for Saturday night’s premiere of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour La Traviata is at fever pitch in Sydney, the city decked out in festive posters and flags and that huge crane […]
Moneyed Music in Munich
Grand and austere on the outside, the auditorium of Munich Opera House glitters like a musk and gold jewelry box. Dress standards are uniformly high but the friendly warmth seen in the […]