La Bohème Returns For New Year’s Eve And Season Opening
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La Bohème Returns For New Year’s Eve And Season Opening

Opera Australia’s summer program opens with Gale Edwards’ production of La Bohème, a revival of Puccini’s classic bohemian love story presented against the backdrop of 1930s Berlin. Opening on New Year’s Eve at the Sydney Opera House, there will be fireworks at 9 o’clock, during intermission and afterwards guests can join the midnight celebrations at…

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 In Concert Review: Parsifal/ Opera Australia
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Opera In Concert Review: Parsifal/ Opera Australia

Parsifal in Concert Opera Australia Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House  9 August 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Parsifal is a work that is revered for its Wagnerian splendour and epic scale, but its magnitude makes it a rarity in many opera houses. Adding to this is the difficulty of staging this intensely spiritual piece in…