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 Review: Il Viaggio A Reims/ Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Il Viaggio A Reims/ Opera Australia

Il Viaggio a Reims Opera Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, October 24th, 2019 Written by Victoria Watson The father of 19th century bel canto Gioachino Rossini wrote Il Viaggio a Reims specifically to coincide with and celebrate the 1825 coronation of the previously exiled King Charles X at Reims in rural France. The libretto…

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…