In a grand, if somewhat muted production of epic Verdi opera Don Carlo, the singers are a key attraction.
Evergreen opera favourite La Traviata shines in a glossy, yet relatively simple staging that allows full, unfettered focus on the wonderful singers at hand.
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.
Melbourne continues to enjoy a well-balanced opera program of large and smaller scale productions featuring a wide array of local and international artists.
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.
An extraordinary cast and an intelligent staging combine for a wonderful season of Adriana Lecouvreur at the Met.
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.
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.
Visiting superstars, theatre renovations, a maestro exposed and the untimely death of a beloved international baritone dominate the 2017 year of opera.
The mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle dominated the 2016 year of opera, with an entertaining assortment of productions seen throughout the preceding months.