Carmen Comes To Town
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Carmen Comes To Town

John Bell’s vibrant production of Bizet’s opera Carmen returns to the Joan Sutherland Theatre this summer with five singers making their Opera Australia debuts, bringing new life to an enduring, critically acclaimed favourite. Since debuting in 1875, Carmen has become an international sensation and is now one of the most popular, most often-performed operas in…

Opera Australia’s New Digital Production Of Madama Butterfly
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Opera Australia’s New Digital Production Of Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Tragedia giapponese in two acts, Madama Butterfly presented by Opera Australia, goes on the boards from June 28 to August 10. Set to libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly, based again on a story by John Luther Long, the opera premiered at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, in February 1904.  This new digital…

Opera In Concert Review: Parsifal/ Opera Australia
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Opera In Concert Review: Parsifal/ Opera Australia

Parsifal in Concert Opera Australia Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House  9 August 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Parsifal is a work that is revered for its Wagnerian splendour and epic scale, but its magnitude makes it a rarity in many opera houses. Adding to this is the difficulty of staging this intensely spiritual piece in…