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REVIEW: Romeo And Juliet | Drama Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Romeo And Juliet | Drama Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke October 7, 2013 1 Comment

Sydney Theatre Company doesn't present the definitive take on Shakespeare's classic, if such a thing exists, but Kip Williams' feministic take is a thrilling ride.

REVIEW: Cinderella | State Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Cinderella | State Theatre, Melbourne

Corina Thorose September 25, 2013

You know the story, but Australian Ballet's production of the fairytale classic will still break your heart. Cinderella is exquisite from start to finish.

REVIEW: Les Illuminations | The Studio, Sydney

REVIEW: Les Illuminations | The Studio, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke September 11, 2013

Add Benjamin Britten, Rimbaud, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Katie Noonan and eight of Sydney Dance Company's best for a magic night of theatre.

REVIEW: iTMOi (in the mind of igor) | Drama Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: iTMOi (in the mind of igor) | Drama Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke September 11, 2013

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring gets an imaginative modernisation from the internationally renowned Akram Kahn Company. It's a fitting celebration of a classic work.

REVIEW: Paquita and La Sylphide | State Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Paquita and La Sylphide | State Theatre, Melbourne

Mark Pearce September 2, 2013

The national ballet company presents an exquisite double-bill in Melbourne and Sydney, showcasing some extraordinary athleticism by its principal dancers.

REVIEW: Albert Herring | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Albert Herring | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke 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.

REVIEW: La traviata | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: La traviata | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke August 8, 2013 3 Comments

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.

REVIEW: Don Pasquale | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Don Pasquale | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke 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 ...

REVIEW: Tosca | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Tosca | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke 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.

REVIEW: The Force Of Destiny | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Force Of Destiny | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke 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.