Review: The Marriage Of Figaro/Opera Australia
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Review: The Marriage Of Figaro/Opera Australia

  The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart, Opera Australia, August 6th 2015 Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Last week Opera Australia unveiled its new production of The Marriage of Figaro, the second in the series of three Mozart-da Ponte operas which Sir David McVicar is realising for the company. In a complete contrast to…

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…

Opera Australia 2015: “New Frontiers And Broad Appeal”
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Opera Australia 2015: “New Frontiers And Broad Appeal”

Opera Australia today launches its 2015 Sydney season with a core of classics performed by a  stable of overseas and home-grown masters of their roles and creatives. The programme, it says is “uniquely audience-focused”, “highly accessible” and has the aim of further increasing audience numbers. Speaking to SoundsLikeSydney, Opera Australia’s  Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini affirms…