In a grand, if somewhat muted production of epic Verdi opera Don Carlo, the singers are a key attraction.
Met Opera: La Traviata review [November 2022]
Evergreen opera favourite La Traviata shines in a glossy, yet relatively simple staging that allows full, unfettered focus on the wonderful singers at hand.
Met Opera: Rigoletto review [November 2022]
Proving that money and insight do not necessarily mix, this first revival season of Met Opera’s new Rigoletto looks suitably grand, and sounds wonderful, but generally leaves the audience cold.
Opera and Ballet Year in Review 2019
Melbourne continues to enjoy a well-balanced opera program of large and smaller scale productions featuring a wide array of local and international artists.
Met Opera: Otello review
The tempestuous power of Verdi’s magnificent tragedy Otello made for a memorable night at the Met, all the more so with the breakout performance of a substituted singer.
Met Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur review
An extraordinary cast and an intelligent staging combine for a wonderful season of Adriana Lecouvreur at the Met.
Met Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor review
International soprano Jessica Pratt treats the New York audience to her signature role as she sings Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor for the first time at Metropolitan Opera.
Met Opera: Luisa Miller review
Verdi’s Luisa Miller may be on lower rotation than many of his other works, but the casting of three operatic superstars presents the work in its very best light.
Opera Year in Review 2017
Visiting superstars, theatre renovations, a maestro exposed and the untimely death of a beloved international baritone dominate the 2017 year of opera.
2016 Opera Year in Review
The mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle dominated the 2016 year of opera, with an entertaining assortment of productions seen throughout the preceding months.