Tag: Alicia Tripp

Countermove – Critiquing the Critic’s Critique

Anyone who regularly reads my reviews would know that I always have a lot to say and, like most writers, I have a penchant for four-syllable words. This time, though, I will be brief. Go see Sydney Dance Company’s new…

Romeo and Juliet Review

Bell Shakespeare Company’s new production of Romeo and Juliet boasts a long string of firsts. It is, momentously, the first production of Peter Evans in his new role as Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, after the founding director John Bell…

Luisa Miller Review

If you saw the heading and picture and thought that Luisa Miller was a new singer doing a series of concerts, you are forgiven. Really only opera aficionados are familiar with the nineteenth century Italian opera entitled Luisa Miller. And…

The Barber of Seville Review

If Rossini were alive today he would surely be thrilled rather than insulted, as some have suggested, to know that his magnum opus, The Barber of Seville, is inextricably linked in the minds of modern audience members with Bugs Bunny….

Freestylin’ The Australian Krall

I have a confession to make. A disclaimer. I am a jazz enthusiast, a piano player and a Diana Krall fan from way back. So, heads up that a teeny touch of bias may have managed to seep it’s way…

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….

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…

The Sound of Success

One would think that putting on a stage production of The Sound Of Music would be a shoo-in success. It is, after all, one of the most famous musicals of all time, holding a special place in the hearts of…

New Breed: The Future of Australian Dance

In an era in which performing arts venues and companies are closing down at a rate of knots due to lack of funding, it is comforting to see that some patrons are investing in the future of Australian theatre and…