When West Side Story debuted on Broadway in 1957 it was met with gape-mouthed awe by audiences and critics alike. The modern, gritty, version of … Read more
This opera breaks the mould into smithereens.
It’s a brand new Australian work that sings the praises of a national hero – in English. Whiteley… Read more
By Madison Behringer
Sydney is home to some of the best opera and live theatre venues in the world, with companies such as Opera Australia … Read more
First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a … Read more
This is as extreme as opera gets! Richard Strauss’s Salome goes to the very edges of human experience, encompassing the lewd, erotic, forbidden, sanctimonious, deranged, … Read more
Gail Edwards’ much-lauded production of La Bohème returns (yet again) to open Opera Australia’s Summer Season, with Hugh Halliday as the revival director.
In this … Read more
Often acclaimed as the preeminent Lloyd Webber/Rice opus, this heroic, drama-filled, sung-through musical is an apt non-opera Opera Australia production. The historic political story of … Read more
When Franz Kafka wrote the short story The Metamorphosis (published in 1915), he probably didn’t foresee that it would become a classic of absurdist literature, … Read more
In an era of metoo hashtags and never-ending revelations of sexual harassment at the hands of predatory, powerful men, Verdi’s classic opera Rigoletto resonates more … Read more
La Bohéme is unquestionably one of the most popular operas of all time. The tragic story of the tempestuous love affair between the poet Rodolfo … Read more