Articles on ‘Opera Australia’

Tough Times Ahead

I read someone recently on one of the forums comment that this is a boom time for musicals in Australia – WRONG!! A few shows coming into cities (and some of them new musicals getting an off-off-off Broadway tryout) does not constitute a boom time. In fact, all theatre managements are struggling at the… Read more.

The Mikado

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.

The Pearlfishers – Opera Australia

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.