Tag: Alicia Tripp

Review of Lucia Di Lammermoor

Opera Australia’s current production of Donizetti’s canonical opera, Lucia Di Lammermoor, is not to be missed, especially by anyone who loves a good tragedy. We’re talking Shakespearean scale tragedy – forbidden love, betrayal, madness, murder and suicide. Could it get…

Lá Bohème on Sydney Harbour Review

Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour brings us another sensational spectacle this year with La Bohème. For anyone who has not yet been acquainted with the wonderful world of opera, this production of Puccini’s La Bohème would serve as the perfect introduction. There is…

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…

Bell Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra — Review

Bell Shakespeare opens the 2018 season with the love story of the world’s first celebrity couple. Before Kim and Kanye, there was Antony and Cleopatra. Theirs was a love for the ages. Antony and Cleopatra’s affair certainly did not ‘wear…

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….

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…

‘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…

‘The Wizard of Oz’ – a most wonderful musical in Sydney

If ever, oh ever, a show there was, The Wizard of Oz is one because, because, because, because, because, because… Because it’s the world’s favourite musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz has finally arrived in…

The Merchant of Venice Review

The Merchant of Venice is perhaps the most infamously difficult of Shakespeare’s plays to stage for a modern audience. There is the jarring competition of various plot strands with massively shifting moods, from comedy, to romance to tense drama. There…

Farewelling Madama Butterfly

The most popular opera of all time, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, has hit the Capitol Theatre for its  final season. Madama Butterfly is an exquisitely beautiful tragedy set in the early 1900s. The story follows Pinkerton, an American naval captain who…