Review: Gounod’s Faust/ Opera Australia
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Review: Gounod’s Faust/ Opera Australia

‘A feeble French travesty of a German literary monument.’  Such was Wagner’s view, in 1867, of Charles-François Gounod’s opera Faust which premiered in Paris in 1859. No matter that Faust was one of the most successful operas of its time, being performed at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, every season from 1863 to 1911 and…

Teddy Tahu Rhodes Talks About The Dark Side With The New ‘Don’
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Teddy Tahu Rhodes Talks About The Dark Side With The New ‘Don’

The eagerly anticipated new staging of Don Giovanni, directed by Sir David McVicar has opened in Sydney. Judging by its enthusiastic reception on opening night, it didn’t disappoint.  One of Sydney’s favourite baritones, Teddy Tahu Rhodes reprised his role as the ‘Don’ – and who can forget his explosive, leather clad appearance on stage in the…