In an electric performance of Götterdämmerung, the mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle concludes as it began, with glorious singing, meticulous direction and innovative staging.
The heroism of Siegfried plays out in a highly theatrical setting as Opera Australia’s addictively compelling Melbourne Ring Cycle continues. With over four hours of music shared between just eight singers, the stamina of the cast is a wonder to behold.
Fifteen singers deliver four hours of glorious singing and splendid acting as Opera Australia’s presentation of The Melbourne Ring Cycle continues with Die Walküre.
The highly anticipated return to Melbourne of Opera Australia’s world class Ring Cycle begins with a nuanced exploration of the psychological intensity of Das Rheingold.
Crafted at the pinnacle of Broadway’s golden age, prized musical treasure My Fair Lady is meticulously restored to its original glory in this 60th anniversary production. Reversing the trend of directors and […]
Michael Gow’s adaptation and direction enhance the whimsical delight of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in Opera Australia’s highly accessible, thoroughly entertaining new touring production.
In an all too rare foray into twentieth century Russian opera, Opera Australia showcases a large local cast of shining talents in The Love for Three Oranges.
Veteran stage director John Bell helms an emotionally taut new production of Carmen, contrasting the savage drama with the gaudy frivolity of everyday life. This premiere season is set apart by an extraordinary pair of lead performances from French soprano Clémentine Margaine and South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee.
A superb company of singers and a gleaming black and white staging bring an air of polished perfection to this Melbourne season of rarely-seem Verdi opera Luisa Miller.
Bizet’s charming score has made The Pearlfishers a bit of an Australian favourite, but even the carefully considered direction of Michael Gow is not quite enough to sharpen the ill-conceived concept and unwieldy libretto.
Evergreen world favourite La Bohème is always a popular choice, and when enhanced by the performances of such glorious singers it is easy to appreciate its enduring appeal.
Played straight and true, characterful comedy The Marriage of Figaro is all the funnier.
Listening to the rapturous music and watching the comic complications crescendo, Sir David McVicar’s authentic production allows the genius of Mozart and librettist da Ponte to be fully appreciated for the pure brilliance of its simplicity and elegance. The second in McVicar’s Mozart-da Ponte trilogy of new productions for Opera Australia, The Marriage of Figaro is gentler than the darkly dramatic Don Giovanni but just as intriguing and affecting.
Defying classification, The Rabbits blends opera, music theatre, and gentle pop music in a finely crafted theatrical experience.
Celebrating their 60th anniversary year, Opera Australia presents a range of mainstage operas and special events, while continuing to take opera to regional centres. Sydney’s year of opera begins with recent oft-seen […]
World-class singers enhance this decadently glossy production. Looking as sumptuously polished as in its premiere season some 25 years ago (when tickets could not be acquired for love or money), Graeme Murphy’s […]
The production may be well known, and well loved, but the Opera Australia role debuts of soprano Lorina Gore and tenor Rame Lahaj make for a scintillating evening. As long as designer […]
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