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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Volksoper provides opera for the people. And operetta. And musicals. And ballet. How wonderful for the people of Vienna to have such a charming, prolific and affordable opera house in their midst. […]