Tag: Alicia Tripp

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…

Double Dutch

Two world-class masters of music, conductor Edo de Waart and pianist Ronald Brautigam, both hailing from The Netherlands, head the final program in the 2015 Sydney Symphony Orchestra subscription series. The fellow countrymen have chosen a classical Mozart concerto, a…

So You Think You Can Dance?

Check This Out. What a joy and a privilege it is to bask in the glorious artistry and elite athleticism that is The Australian Ballet! Despite feeling inadequate in the comparatively meagre portion of talent I have been granted by…

Broadway Comes to Sydney

The bustling crowd, abuzz with warm, light chatter, begins to fill the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, their palates indulging in a drink of choice – anticipation being the favoured cup – as they await one of Broadway’s…

THE PLAY’S THE THING

Wherein I’ll Capture the Conscience of … All The literary genius of the greatest playwright of all time is done justice by the artistic brilliance of Bell Shakespeare Company’s latest production of Hamlet. Honest, un-affected, real, and yet unreal, it…

Anti-Romantic Comedy

As the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man commences, we see into a luxurious, candelabra-lit Victorian bedroom suite, complete with balcony fit for a ‘wherefore-art-thou-Romeo’ scene. There are hoop skirts and bustles, bonnets and…