Opera Australia Unveils Plans For Summer 2021
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Opera Australia Unveils Plans For Summer 2021

Opera returns to the Joan Sutherland Theatre after the COVID-19 shut down in March 2020, with Opera Australia unveiling a four- production, three-month, COVID-safe season for 2021 that includes two debut productions for the company. This quartet of productions is intended to be the first of several for the year. Due to open on 5…

West Side Story Lookbook
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West Side Story Lookbook

The immortal music theatre piece West Side Story has opened at Sydney’s pop-up outdoor theatre as Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s presentation for 2019. With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein and choreography by Jerome Robbins this is a classic, based on the story of Romeo and Juliet but which resonates true today,…

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…