Media Watch loses the plot

Loyal viewers of the ABC’s Media Watch could be forgiven for thinking the usually independent-minded guardian of Australian news coverage was hijacked by right-wing property … Read more

Good News For The Inner City

This week, in response to reader demand and repeated requests from advertisers, we are increasing the frequency of the City Hub, the Bondi View and … Read more

A shaggy dog trial

A year ago Oscar, a black and tan dog who had been saved from the pound at eight weeks of age, was left in a … Read more

AIDA

Aida is one world’s best known operas. Graeme Murphy’s staging of Verdi’s masterpiece is both sumptuous and stunning.  Set in the time of the ancient … Read more

THE PEARLFISHERS

Bizet’s The Pearlfishers centres on the bizarre love triangle of Zurga, a newly crowned king; Nadir, a fisherman who has returned from a year in … Read more

DIE TOTE STADT

Opera Australia’s production of Die tote Stadt is sumptuous, melodic and melodramatic. Set in Bruges at the end of the 19th century, the opera … Read more

Opera House launches attack on gay group

In the lead up to this year’s festive Mardi Gras season, the Sydney Opera Trust sent a legal letter to the Harbour City Bears demanding … Read more

TURANDOT

Turnandot was Puccinni’s final, uncompleted opera, composed in the 1920s as the last of the grand Italian opera composers succumbed to throat cancer. The opera … Read more

STORY OF A RABBIT

In the Story of a Rabbit, Hugh Hughes jumps between two separate encounters with death. In 1995 Hugh, played by Welsh actor, Shon Dale-Jones … Read more

THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE

The Love of the Nightingale, the opera in two acts by Richard Mills (who also conducted the Sydney Opera Theatre production), is bloody, controversial … Read more