In a mighty coup for Melbourne, world-conquering tenor Jonas Kaufmann graces the ranks of Opera Australia for a fully-staged production of Wagner gem Lohengrin.
Looking back: The best of Australian opera this year > #theatre2017 #YearInReview
Visiting superstars, theatre renovations, a maestro exposed and the untimely death of a beloved international baritone dominate the 2017 year of opera.
FROM DOWN UNDER: Parsifal
With regular Sydney home, Joan Sutherland Theatre, closed for most of this year for multi-million dollar renovations, Opera Australia has curated an alternative series of events at other Sydney venues. Arguably the flagship attraction, the concert staging of Richard Wagner’s epic opera Parsifal benefits mightily from the seaward of international superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Otello at the Royal Opera House
Jonas Kaufmann makes his debut in the title role in Keith Warner’s new production of Verdi’s opera. But does the production impress the critics?
FROM DOWN UNDER: 2015 Opera Year in Review
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.