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…

CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music
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CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music

Last weekend I had the exceptional pleasure of strolling through the Art Gallery of New South Wales, viewing its spring/summer exhibition of over 70 paintings – The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The collection spans more than four centuries of art with works from the Renaissance (Botticelli’s The Virgin adoring the sleeping…