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…

The Nose Opens In Sydney
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The Nose Opens In Sydney

Barrie Kosky’s new production of the rarely performed Shostakovich classic The Nose, for Opera Australia, premieres in Sydney this summer, following its critically acclaimed debut at the Royal Opera in London in 2017. A co-production with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Berlin’s Komische Oper, The Nose was widely praised described by The Spectator as…

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…