Meet The Man Behind ‘Simon Boccanegra’ By Opera Australia: Diego Torre

Diego Torre is the Mexican tenor who, since being heralded by The Washington Times in 2009 as “an up-and-coming talent to be watched”, has gone from strength-to-strength. His vocal versatility and lead work has landed him an impressive history in operatic performances, principally for the past few years under the wing of Australia’s premiere opera […]

The Love For Three Oranges By Opera Australia Is Like A Loveable Acid Trip

The first thing you notice about this season’s performance of the Russian classic by composer Sergei Prokofiev, The Love For Three Oranges, is that it is weird. If the name alone from the 1921 classic that first saw daylight in Chicago isn’t enough to make you scratch your head, then the rendition itself will send you […]

Why Opera Australia’s ‘Carmen’ Is Every Love Story Today

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The old adage says that ‘we always want what we can’t have’. Though in this case, we want what we want; and we want the rest of it, too. Such is the story of Carmen in this year’s production by Opera Australia of the libretto by Georges Bizet, a touching homage to the flippant and whimsical […]

Opera Australia is bringing Ring Cycle to Melbourne with an Exclusive Menu

Opera Australia’s The Melbourne Ring Cycle is set to take Melbourne again by storm in 2016 with Opera Australia, and boy are we in for a treat. Directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by Pietari Inkinen, The Melbourne Ring Cycle will comprise of four big operas that run for eight days between 21 November and […]

60 Years Of Opera Australia

Opera Australia has turned 60 and has never been more successful!

Opera Australia’s Melbourne Opening Night With La Bohème

Opera Australia knows opera and does it damn well. No expense is spared for each and every performance run, leaving the audience completely floored by the end of every performance and the arias’ continuation of agelessness for years to come. With the reiteration of classics such as The Pearlfishers by Bizet, The Barber of Seville by Rossini, La Boheme by […]

5 Reasons You Want To See Turandot By Opera Australia This Season

The Handa Opera performance of Turandot at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair is impressive beyond imagination.

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 […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Aysha Buffet, Dragnation Queen of 2016

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Save a fateful piece for Gretchen Wieners, Miss Aysha Buffet graciously cracked the winner’s crown she’d only moments before received. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a throwback Thursday so I’m dedicating this one to all the hard work and perseverance I have put into the last year to come out the drag queen that […]

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

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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 […]