Review: ‘Götterdämmerung’ Opera Australia
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Review: ‘Götterdämmerung’ Opera Australia

  Opera Australia:Der Ring des Nibelungen: Götterdämmerung Arts Centre Melbourne/25 November 2013 *****    The Third Day of Wagner’s music colossus concluded what has been the kind of festival he had planned: all four operas being performed in close succession by outstanding singers and a Wagner sized orchestra of excellent musicians in a production that illuminates…

Review: ‘Siegfried’ Opera Australia
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Review: ‘Siegfried’ Opera Australia

Opera Australia: Der Ring des Nibelungen: Siegfried Arts Centre Melbourne/22 November 2013 *****   Brünnhilde’s final outpouring to Siegfried at the end of the second day of Wagner’s music drama begins: ‘O kindischer Held! O herrlischer Knabe! Du hehrster Taten töriger Hort!’ The terms ‘childish’, ‘boy’ and ‘foolish’ are among several along these lines that may…

Review: Die Walküre, Opera Australia
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Review: Die Walküre, Opera Australia

  Opera Australia: Der Ring des Nibelungen: Die Walküre Arts Centre Melbourne/20 November 2013 *****  Now that the glitter has settled on the ‘preliminary evening’, the ‘first day’ of Wagner’s music drama in three acts has been revealed. As was the case with Das Rheingold, audience and critics may be divided on how successfully Opera…