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Opera Australia’s ‘The Merry Widow’

Ever since it was announced, I have been waiting eagerly for Opera Australia’s production of Frank Lehar’s The Merry Widow. My plus one was equally thrilled when I offered her ‘a night at the opera’ — her first ever. As…

Rock and Roll and Don Giovanni together for the very first time

Don Giovanni – Let’s Rock and Roll, the new production by EmotionWorks Cut Opera currently showing at Rubix Warehouse, is a unique fusion of opera and rock. The concept devised by Julie Edwardian (who has previously directed for Opera Australia), reaches…

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Opera Australia’s ‘King Roger’

Opera Australia has collaborated with Dallas Opera to give Melburnians the opportunity to see the rarely-performed King Roger by Karol Szymanowski. It’s a majestic production, executed beautifully with great imagination. Unlike in many operas where there’s a clear conflict between…

Opera Australia’s ‘Carmen’: an exhilarating production

Opera Australia’s colourful production of Carmen brings vibrancy, movement, and fun to Georges Bizet’s otherwise dark tale. Director John Bell has created a vivid atmosphere to accompany the gorgeous score. Eye-catching costumes offer an explosion of colour and the detailed…

Opera Australia performs Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle

Strap in for an epic opera experience. Opera Australia’s momentous production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle is a sequence of four works, each one a marvel of music, performance, direction, and artistic design. It offers sixteen hours of powerful storytelling through…

Opera Australia’s Luisa Miller

Opera Australia and Opéra de Lausanne’s co-production of Luisa Miller seems like a creation of modern art, offering a minimalistic, monochrome take of Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely-staged work. Opera companies often rely on a limited staple of popular works, so credit…

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Opera Australia’s The Pearlfishers

Opera Australia’s new production of The Pearlfishers is guaranteed to satisfy audiences with its striking performances, memorable music, and alluring backdrop. It’s a story of love, loyalty, and deception, set on the colonial coast of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in…

Opera Australia’s La Bohème

Opera Australia’s production of La Bohème is a lyrical, dulcet delight that recreates the classic tale of love and loss in 1930s Berlin. Rodolfo is a starving poet, living the bohemian lifestyle in a freezing studio with his buddy. He meets…

Opera Australia’s production of ‘The Elixir of Love’

Opera Australia sets ‘The Elixir of Love’ in the Australian outback in a fun, comical, and entertaining production. Opera Victoria delivers the energy and subtleties of Donizetti’s score while an enchanting chemistry plays out between the performers, who sing and…

Opera Australia’s production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Opera Australia’s production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is magnificent, visually stunning, and a glorious treat for your ears. The brilliance of Mozart’s music is matched by superb singing and acting from a fabulous Australian cast, beautiful period costumes and…