Opera Australia’s ‘The Barber Of Seville’ Celebrates All Things ‘Figaro’

If you’re a fan of the timeless classic Mrs. Doubtfire starring the now passed Robin Williams (and who isn’t!), you probably would be familiar with one of the most famous arias in the world from this classic operatic piece by composer Rossini, first performed in 1816. And to make it even better, if this is you, you’d enjoy […]

How The Pearlfishers Tells Us That 163-Year-Old Deception Is Still A Thing Today

No one ever takes that kindly to being deceived. They didn’t 163 years ago and they still don’t today. The old adage fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you comes to mind, despite the fact the story in the libretto of renowned opera The Pearlfishers from 1863 by Georges Bizet is based around […]

Why ‘The Magic Flute’ Is A Must See Performance

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is back with a vengeance this year, celebrating the creativity behind the stage and the vocal talents of a seriously phenomenal cast. The libretto was first put to stage in 1791 and over time has developed into an incredibly impressive culmination of colour, sound and costumes, the sensations […]

Why The Opera ‘La Bohème’ Is Still Relevant In 2016

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

The first thing you notice about La Bohème is that it’s about life itself. We live, we love, die; not necessarily in that dramatic a fashion or in that simplistic a chronology, but it’s true. The opera itself and La Bohème specifically highlight that in such awesomely powerful fashion that it’s hard to deny while […]

The Mazda Opera In The Bowl

Now that winter has officially been banished, it’s time to enjoy balmy summer evenings outside and lap up the city’s best cultural events. Mazda Opera in the Bowl presents the perfect opportunity with some of the most-loved opera chorus and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria. With the city […]