What is it about Gilbert and Sullivan? I try and scoff at the dated humour and chorus of ancient schoolgirls, but it’s impossible not to enjoy a song about a snickersnee. And, dare I say, Opera Australia’s current production of The Mikado is slightly better than my high school production in 1984. Based on a… Read more.
Georges Bizet’s The Pearlfishers is never going to be my favourite opera. Perhaps I was spoiled at age 25 having seen Bizet’s Carmen in an ancient arena in Verona, Italy, but it simply lacks the intensity that this kind of love story demands. Having said that, Opera Australia’s production of The Pearlfishers is a polished… Read more.