Tag: opera

The Merry Widow welcomes you back to the Opera.

After an uncomfortably tranquil year for opera (if you don’t include the singing from balconies), Opera Australia has kindly eased us back into the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House with their light-hearted production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow.  …

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…

‘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…

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,…

The Rape of Lucretia

‘The Rape of Lucretia’ at Carriageworks

Carriageworks presents Benjamin Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia, the latest work of Sydney Chamber Opera directed by Kip Williams and Elizabeth Gadsby. Fighting against Greek invasion, the Roman men leave their wives to go defend their country. In this…

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Opera Wine and Dine – A Night in Paris

I’ll start with a disclaimer: aside from as a child, I’ve had very limited exposure to opera. I thought the Opera Wine and Dine event would be an enjoyable point of access to something new. I was right. Hosted by…

Opera Bites, Sydney – Opera In The Pub

Opera in the Pub

The poet W.H. Auden once said ‘No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible’. Very true. Another thing people don’t do when they are feeling sensible is spend an evening in…