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Melbourne Opera: Madame Butterfly

Photo by Robin Halls

While sitting in the foyer of the Athenaeum, waiting for the opening of Melbourne Opera’s production of Puccini’s much-loved  Madame Butterfly, an orchestra member strolled by and casually announced that none of the toilets were working.  As people happily took their drinks inside and there was no further announcement, I…

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Melbourne Opera: La Traviata

La Traviata, Melbourne Opera

The cover of the program for Melbourne Opera’s La Traviata, which opened on Wednesday night at the Athenaeum Theatre, has a full-page photo of Guiseppe Verdi, the renegade composer of 1851, staring out from the cover, determined, against all odds, to follow his own path, passionately, personally and creatively. Verdi…

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Cosi Fan Tutte – Melbourne Opera Giveaway

Cast of Cosi Fan Tutte, Melbourne Opera

Mozart’s great comic masterpiece Cosi Fan Tutte is the winter offering from Melbourne Opera and AussieTheatre has a double pass to give away to this 10th Anniversary production. “Melbourne Opera is about making opera accessible to people who love opera as well as newcomers to the tradition of opera,” said…

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La Boheme, you’re in for a treat

Phillip Calcagno, Marcello, Roy Best, Rodolfo, Lee Abrahmsen, Mimi Nathan Lay, Schaunard and Steven Gallop: photo by Robin Halls

Puccini’s La Bohme presented by Melbourne Opera and performed on opening night at the gorgeous Athenaeum Theatre is a consummate production that will delight and engage newbies and fans of this opera, alike. To describe this production as quaint is not to be demeaning in any way. I adore the antiquity and…

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