Opera Review: Salome/Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Salome/Opera Australia

Salome – Richard Strauss Opera Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 6 March 2019 If Richard Strauss’ Salome were a movie, it may well display an X rating. Incest, necrophilia, lust, decapitation and suicide are all notorious elements in this, the third of Strauss’ operas and the one which made his name. Opera Australia’s…

Opera Australia Revives Moshinsky’s ‘Rigoletto’
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Opera Australia Revives Moshinsky’s ‘Rigoletto’

Opera Australia is reviving Elijah Moshinsky’s classic interpretation of Verdi’s Rigoletto this winter. This popular interpretation is ritzy, sensual and bursting with colour; its characters are unconventional and its music is unforgettable in a story that is as much about obsession as it is about love. Elijah Moshinsky’s resplendent vision embraces the full glamour of Fellini’s…

Opera Review: The Nose/ Opera Australia
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Opera Review: The Nose/ Opera Australia

The Nose Opera Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, February 22, 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker Even by the standards of contemporary 21st century opera, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Hoc, here performed in English translation as The Nose, is out there. Way way out there. Musically the piece is a heady mix of jarring styles from…