The mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle dominated the 2016 year of opera, with an entertaining assortment of productions seen throughout the preceding months. The biggest local opera news was the October release of […]
Blessed with three excellent lead singers, this revival of Jonathan Kent’s 2006 production lands all the thrills of Puccini’s magnificent classic.
Concerts and boutique productions flourished, a modern opera premiere swept its categories in the Helpmann Awards and a host visiting stars graced our stages in the 2015 year of opera.
In a welcome and long awaited Australian visit, Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu demonstrated her finely honed artistry and the luxurious beauty of her voice along with the verve of her glamorous bella […]
If you’ve never seen traditional opera – as opposed to the mucked-about-with stuff in pubs we also love – or never been to Covent Garden, Richard Eyre’s grandiose, beautiful-to-look-at, lush La Traviata would be a great place to start. The melodies are lovely without reminding you endlessly of TV commercials, it’s an immensely accessible boy-meets-girl […]
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