In a highly artistic program of great integrity, Renée Fleming and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present a thoughtfully curated program of musical treasures, eschewing the chocolate box greatest hit parade that is surely the temptation of every visiting opera superstar.
Melbourne Opera raises the bar yet again as a superb cast perform bel canto classic Mary Stuart in a lavish, inventive and highly attractive staging.
The Australian Ballet traverses from the twentieth to twenty-first century in this scintillating freestyle triple bill that anchors a company premiere and a world premiere with a treasured classic. If 20:21 is […]
Music theatre lovers rejoice! The sea of revivals has parted to deliver a bona fide world hit, and the Australian production is a dream come true.
Wickedly subversive, endlessly inventive and as funny as it is moving, Matilda is sheer joy for adults and children, boys and girls alike. Dennis Kelly’s book deftly sidesteps the inherent risk of saccharine sentimentality in children’s stories with elements of horror and fantasy on par with the qualities have ensured ongoing affection for films such as The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Popular artists will perform in a range of venues in Victorian Opera’s eclectic, original, carefully curated 2016 season. Inverting the formula used by basically every other arts organization in Australia, Victorian Opera […]
The Production Company ventures where commercial producers, and even subsidised companies lately, do not dare to tread to bring us the first mainstage Australian premiere of a Broadway musical this year. The […]
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 […]
Sterling musicianship, high production values and a quirky, highly talented cast bring out the compelling lustre in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “dark operetta” Sweeney Todd. Sweeney Todd proves an excellent choice […]
In a stunning return to top form, The Production Company gives Broadway’s jewel in the crown the polish and respect it deserves with sensational results. Created by four titans of Broadway, West […]
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 […]
A triumphant success, Victorian Opera’s one-night concert presentation of I Puritani was a finely honed musical showcase focused on the splendour and beauty of the voice. Freed from the trappings of a […]
What a difference a tenor makes. Joining 2010 stars Phillip Calcagno and Sally-Anne Russell, lively young tenor Brenton Spiteri completes a terrific trio whose antics are as much of a joy to […]
A second opportunity arose to see Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella, a visit made all the sweeter by the surprise appearance of Madeleine Eastoe in the title role. Nominated for a Helpmann Award this […]
Meredith Willson may have written the book, music and lyrics for The Music Man, but Xavier Brouwer takes this feat three steps further by also acting as director, music director and producer […]