Opera Review: Faust/ Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Faust/ Opera Australia

Faust – Charles Gounod Opera Australia Sydney Opera House, February 10, 2020 When New York’s Metropolitan Opera opened its doors on October 22, 1883, the company performed Gounod’s Faust, chosen, it is quoted in The Nation a few days later, for its “ greater variety of vocal and orchestral effects than any one of the…

Opera Australia’s New Digital Production Of Madama Butterfly
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Opera Australia’s New Digital Production Of Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Tragedia giapponese in two acts, Madama Butterfly presented by Opera Australia, goes on the boards from June 28 to August 10. Set to libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly, based again on a story by John Luther Long, the opera premiered at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, in February 1904.  This new digital…

Opera Review: Wozzeck/Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Wozzeck/Opera Australia

Wozzeck, Opera Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 25 January, 2019 Considered one of the most formidable works in the canon, Opera Australia’s presentation of Alban Berg’s era-defining opera Wozzeck, directed by William Kentridge, is brilliantly conceived and executed. An Opera Australia co-production with the Salzburg Festival, the Metropolitan Opera and The Canadian Opera…