In a production as spectacularly staged as it is intelligently conceived, Faust is another mighty achievement from Opera Australia, demonstrating the full extent of their resources to sterling effect.
From Broadway to La Scala 2019 review
In its third incarnation, From Broadway to La Scala nimbly sidesteps the law of diminishing returns, showcasing a terrific sextet of stage talents in a generous, well considered program.
Victorian Opera: Parsifal review
In presenting this long overdue Melbourne premiere season of Parsifal, Victorian Opera gives Wagner’s final opera an intelligently conceived, splendidly performed production.
Victorian Opera: The Capulets and The Montagues review
Victorian Opera succeeded in meeting the sky high expectations for their third Bellini concert starring Jessica Pratt, presenting an evening of sterling musicianship and pairing Pratt with a colleague of similarly exceptional […]
Victorian Opera: William Tell review
In a mighty achievement, Victorian Opera presents an epic evening of magnificent music as they return Rossini’s William Tell to the Australian stage after some 140 years.
2015 Music Theatre Year in Review
World premieres abounded, boutique musicals thrived and revivals continued arriving in the 2015 year of musical theatre.
2015 Opera Year in Review
Concerts and boutique productions flourished, a modern opera premiere swept its categories in the Helpmann Awards and a host visiting stars graced our stages in the 2015 year of opera.
Victorian Opera: Sweeney Todd review
Sterling musicianship, high production values and a quirky, highly talented cast bring out the compelling lustre in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “dark operetta” Sweeney Todd.
Opera Australia: Don Giovanni review [Melbourne 2015]
In a staging that is as magnificent as it is ingenious, director David McVicar breathes fresh life into trusty favourite Don Giovanni.
Opera Australia: Faust review [Sydney]
The gloriously melodious music of Gounod’s Faust is welcome in any season, but with a cast as superb as the design is extravagant, this production is one of opera’s must-see events of […]