Tag: opera

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…

Lohengrin Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera’s ‘Lohengrin’: a visual feast

Melbourne Opera delights audiences once again with its second Wagnerian opera, Lohengrin, a visual feast that’s well-cast and beautifully sung. This next chapter maintains the high standard set by its acclaimed predecessor, Tannhäuser. Director Suzanne Chaundy delivers once again with…

King Roger Opera Australia Melbourne

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 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

If you adore music and performance, and want to witness an inspired demonstration of pathos, Opera Australia’s double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci is a must. These two distinct operas are weaved together through setting, character, and…

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…

Melbourne Opera - H.M.S. Pinafore

Melbourne Opera entertains audiences with ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’

Melbourne Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore is a fun and frivolous frolic with the serious British class system of times past. Audiences are treated to a visually pleasing, energetic, and exquisitely sung performance that will leave them…

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…

Melbourne Opera’s Tannhäuser

Melbourne Opera’s terrific new production of Tannhäuser rewards audiences with magnificent music and powerful performances by a cast of over 130 singers and musicians, superbly directed by Suzanne Chaundy. Richard Wagner’s masterpiece explores the struggle between saintliness and sin, virtue…

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…