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 Australia 2016 Season
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Opera Australia 2016 Season

This week it is the turn of Opera Australia to unveil the programme for its 60th year. It is a rich and varied programme with several new commissions alongside traditional opera – there are Australian works, two operas by Verdi and two by Bizet. A new McVicar production of Cosi fan tutte completes Sir David’s…

Opera Review: Turandot/Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Turandot/Opera Australia

Turandot  – Giacomo Puccini Opera Australia, 24 June 2015  Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House It is now 25 years since Graeme Murphy’s much-admired production of Turandot was first seen in 1990.  During that time it has achieved almost iconic status because of the sheer beauty of many of its stage pictures.  Murphy’s background as a choreographer is evident throughout as the opera unfolds in a series of…