Why Simon Boccanegra By Opera Australia Is The One Opera You Can’t Go Past

There’s a bit of a stigma about Simon Boccanegra, the opera written by Giuseppe Verdi in 1857, which if you haven’t previously seen the performance, puts it in bad stead in your mind before you even sit down. Why? It was described as ‘cold, monotonous and a fiasco’ Verdi himself and is often attributed as […]

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 […]