Tag: Alicia Tripp

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…

Absobloomin’lutely Loverly!

The highly-anticipated encore season of My Fair Lady has arrived! The 60th anniversary production of the original Tony Award winning Broadway musical premiered in Australia in 2016. It broke box office records, selling more tickets than any other production in…

A New Face of Evil – Kate Mulvaney as Richard III

My thoughts will now be haunted by a new image of malevolence – the innocent yet sinister face of Kate Mulvaney as Shakespeare’s masterful villain, Richard the Third. As is its’ want, Bell Shakespeare Company has again redefined The Bard’s…

‘Lennon: Through a Glass Onion’ at the Sydney Opera House

John Waters’ and Stewart D’Arrietta’s two-man show Lennon: Through a Glass Onion has returned to Sydney for its silver anniversary tour. It’s done the rounds off-Broadway, in London’s West End, at the Edinburgh Festival and even, daringly, in the Beatles’…