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’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 […]
Opera Australia has turned 60 and has never been more successful!
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 […]
The Handa Opera performance of Turandot at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair is impressive beyond imagination.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]