Category: music

Don Quichotte Opera Australia Review

Massenet’s Don Quichotte premiered in Sydney last Friday, March 16. It had neither been performed by Opera Australia since the company was founded in 1956, nor performed in Sydney Opera House since the venue opened in 1973. This was for Australian…

La Traviata – An Opera Australia Triumph

The opening night standing ovation says it all. Opera Australia’s musically and dramatically emotive production of La Traviata is a triumph. The quintessential Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi wrote La Traviata (‘The Fallen Woman’) together with librettist Francesco Piave in 1853….

Star Wars - A New Hope in Concert

Star Wars: A New Hope in concert with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Death Star has landed at Sydney’s International Convention Centre for a special event with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. *cue Star Wars theme* Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert. The first of Sydney Symphony’s Star Wars film concert series….

Top Sydney Events in Autumn

2 Mar: Twilight Food Fair Enjoy the long summer evenings at the annual Twilight Food Fair. It’s a great way to end the week with delicious hot food and live entertainment! 3 Mar: Mardi Gras With 40 incredible years of…

Chris Botti

Chris Botti live at the Sydney Opera House

Watching Chris Botti perform is a bit like going on a whirlwind musical tour with your best mate. His affable and charming character transformed the Sydney Opera House, taking us from a smoky New York jazz club one minute to…

Neil & Liam Finn at Twilight at Taronga

Things got a little wild on Sunday night as Neil & Liam Finn took to the stage as part of Taronga Zoo’s summer concert series. The night opened with Alex the Astronaut, fresh off the back of her #23 placement…

Review of Carmen – A John Bell / Opera Australia Collaboration

Opera Australia’s sophisticated and yet accessible production of Carmen has something for everyone. Opera aficionados who feel they have seen it all will enjoy and appreciate the insightful and adroit directorship of theatre legend John Bell. Opera novices will be…

Moses Sumney

Moses Sumney At Sydney Opera House

“They’re playing his music through the speakers” my plus one leaned over and observed quietly, as we settled into our seats in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. I’d noticed it too as we entered. “It’s because nothing else sounds…

Sevdaliza

Sevdaliza at Oxford Arts Factory

“I feel like I’m a kid trying to overhear my parents argue.” Someone near me in the crowd said that to his friend halfway through her first song, and the sentiment stayed with me for the whole performance. Sevdaliza’s music…

‘The Merry Widow’ with Opera Australia

The Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre has finally reopened, after undergoing the most significant renovations since the Opera House opened in 1973. After nine months of homelessness, Opera Australia has opened the year in their shiny new home with…