October 15, 2013 12
He's played a French planter in the South Pacific and now he'll play the King of Siam in another Rodgers and Hammerstein hit. But is the "colour-blind casting" of Kiwi baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes OK?
August 29, 2013
It's your last chance to see one of Opera Australia's acclaimed productions, the Benjamin Britten chamber piece Albert Herring. The performances are fine.
August 12, 2013 2
Sydney Chamber Opera is a diamond in a world of largely unimproved cultural carbon. Its Owen Wingrave, Benjamin Britten's made-for-TV work, is a rare treat.
August 8, 2013 3
Opera Australia's timeless vision of Verdi's classic, with a superb cast led by Emma Matthews, brings a finesse that defies the opera's grand scale and sumptuousness.
July 25, 2013
This is the opera for beginners. Even if you can't stand the form, take a chance on Opera Australia's production of Don Pasquale. It's just like a Roman Holiday ...
July 15, 2013
John Bell has restored Opera Australia's Tosca to its former glory with a monumental production that is a badge of honour for company and director.
July 8, 2013
This operatic force from director Tama Matheson is unrelentingly dark, only brightened by Verdi's colourful score. And that's a rare treat for a rarely performed piece.
July 5, 2013 4
John Bell has a daunting task: reinventing a much-loved Puccini classic after a disastrous earlier production turned off Opera Australia subscribers. He talks to Curtain Call about the challenge.
April 2, 2013 4
It's as good as Carmen can be, indoors or out. Opera Australia's Sydney Harbour spectacle might not be pure, but it's a visual feast and the performers are world-class.
March 26, 2013
Bach's St Matthew Passion came to life on a Brisbane stage as superb musical drama. Crikey got into the Easter spirit with a performance last week.