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.
Opera and Ballet Year in Review 2018
Melbourne continues to enjoy a full and rewarding program of high-class opera, wondrous dance and high profile visiting artists.
Great Performers: Stuart Skelton review
Escaping a wet, wintry Melbourne night, music lovers gathered before the warmly lit stage of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall to enjoy an all too rare appearance from mighty Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton.
Opera Australia: The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013: Die Walkure
****Read Man in Chair’s 2016 review of Die Walküre.**** Sentimental favourite of the cycle, Die Walküre also features the most recognizable piece of Wagner’s music for the Ring. From the gloriously romantic […]
Met Opera Ring Cycle 2012 review
No longer a Ring virgin, I am now a fully qualified Lord of the Ring after sitting through all 19 or so hours of the Met’s epic, and somewhat controversial, new Ring […]