Tag: classical

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

West Side Story Delivers Exhilarating Feast on Sydney Harbour

It could not have been a more perfect night to premier Opera Australia’s much anticipated Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. It was a divinely picturesque setting. A theatrical hub emerged on the steps of Mrs Macquries Chair complete with a…

Aida - Opera Australia

Opera Australia’s Aida: Powerful voices make for a dazzling reprisal

The iconic Joan Sutherland Theatre stage at the Sydney Opera House stepped back in time to ancient Egypt with the reprisal of Verdi’s operatic masterpiece Aida. Opera Australia has reimagined one of its treasured gems and history’s most-loved and oft-performed…

Don Giovanni - The Sydney Opera House

Don Giovanni: The Satisfying Demise of a Womanising Megalomaniac

David McVicar’s third revival of his highly celebrated 2014 Don Giovanni has hit the stage at Sydney Opera House with a dramatically dark and rampantly carnal production. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is an infamous tale of a pleasure-seeker’s demise and is…

Profile: Australian World Orchestra and Riccardo Muti

A league of extraordinary performers meet once a year. To learn more, The Plus Ones talk with Alexander Briger AO, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Australian World Orchestra. From May 2nd to 5th, the Australian World Orchestra will…

Nigel Kennedy Sydney Opera House Vivaldi

Nigel Kennedy performs Vivaldi at the Sydney Opera House

While this wasn’t my first classical performance at a major venue, it was my first at the Sydney Opera House, which is, let’s be honest, a pretty big deal to anyone interested in the arts. The performance: Vivaldi: The New Four…