The Pearlfishers – Most Popular Opera

Perhaps you would be surprised to know that the most popular opera song of all time is not an impressive tenor aria, or a window-cracking soprano solo, or even a romantic tenor-soprano love duet, but in fact a tenor-baritone duet….

Room Review

A triumph in subject but doesn’t deliver the anticipated impact in its succinct length. Not to be confused with Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 catastrophe The Room, Room as directed by Lenny Abrahamson is an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel of the…

The Danish Girl Review

A story as heartbreaking as it is romantic, and as decorated as it is well-performed. The Danish Girl, as directed by Academy Award Winner Tom Hooper known for his works in The King’s Speech tells the story of Einar (Eddie…

Australia Day Guide – Sydney

The Plus Ones have compiled your personal guide for the truest of bluest of days in the land down under. A day when it is completely acceptable, nay, obligatory to get boozy from dawn till dusk (or later) mid-week, and…

Carol Review

An astonishing performance in a mundane setting that delivers charm, heartbreak and an unexpected emotional gratification. Directed by Todd Haynes, featuring Cate Blanchett in their second collaboration since I’m not There (2007), the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s pulp classic immediately…

La Boheme and The Magic Flute: A Perfect Place to Start

For anyone who has not yet been acquainted with the fabulous world of opera, there are currently two Opera Australia productions showing at the Sydney Opera House which would serve as the perfect introduction: Puccini’s La Boheme and Mozart’s The…

Flickerfest: A Paradise of Short Films by the Sea!

Who said film festivals don’t belong to summer? It has been 25 years since one of the most popular film events in Sydney started: Flickerfest, a festival where all you have to do is to watch short films from around…

Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid

Introduced by thunder and lightning, Meow Meow appears fur, heels and leopard print; only to strip it all off to transform into a grown-up’s version of the love-starved mermaid – not quite straight out of a children’s storybook. Layered in…

Disclosure at the Opera House

Disclosure brought the Sydney Opera House to absolute breathing, fire-breathing life with their performance. Starting their track White Noise, positively roaring through the venue’s robust A/V offerings, coupled with a laser bonanza, this otherwise rather eqoquent venue took on many…