Tag: Opera Australia

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…

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…

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…

Verdi’s Requiem from Opera Australia

There are three spectacular elements that led to an emotionally intense operatic masterpiece on a Sydney winter night- The Opera House, Opera Australia, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem (10-11th August 2017). I arrived at The Opera House and found my seat,…