Sunday, June 10, 2018
A delectable children's treat returns with Victorian Opera's delightful Hansel and Gretel
You know you’re engaging your young audience when they’re both attentive and interactive at a performance. “Why are they cuddling?”, “Wh...
Saturday, June 9, 2018
A little uneven musically but thoughtful direction makes Aida worthy gold in Singapore
Despite having a lively arts scene, opera is an infrequent experience in Singapore, a city geographically distant from Europe or North A...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Shining a light on a classic nursery rhyme, Opera Australia's Schools Tour of By the Light of the Moon premieres in Melbourne: Herald Sun Review
Published in Melbourne's Herald Sun 31st May, 2018 (incorrectly under the reviewer's name Catherine Lambert) More than 20,000 pr...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Hits and misses on a fine, brooding piece of art in LA Opera’s Rigoletto relic
Back in 1997 on a visit to San Francisco, I remember being enraptured by a new production of Rigoletto at San Francisco Opera. Inspired b...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Seattle Opera's inventively re-interpreted and gorgeously sung Aida
Verdi’s grand opera, Aida , is so inextricably linked to its ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom setting of towering pharaonic statues and mon...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Brilliantly sung but the tale of Don Quichotte mostly lumbers in Melbourne's Opera Australia production: Herald Sun Review
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The fortuitous encounter with Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson in the title role of Verdi's Falstaff at Opera Colorado
Falstaff , Verdi’s final opera based on William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Parts I & II , owes much to li...
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