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Opera
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Theatre
1 year ago
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Performance : 7PM 10/02/2020 – OPENING NIGHT ‘Can opera singers act?’ The question that has haunted concert halls for decades; especially prevalent in the 21st Century as the art-form snatches desperately at a sense of relevance. Opera Australia’s Faust offered the perfect opportunity to determine an answer: sitting alongside the likes of Don Giovanni and...
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Opera
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1 year ago
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“Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m’invitasti e son venuto!” Have ever more recognizable and hauntingly powerful words been sung in the opera world than that from the disgruntled Ghost of the father of Donna Anna, the rape victim of Don Giovanni, come to drag you to hell along with all your former victims? I think...
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Opera
Review
1 year ago
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105
“I like to be in America, Okay by me in Americ–”…Oh, no, wait sorry – CARMEN. Bafflingly I was distracted by how seamlessly fresh Opera Australia’s Latin American revival of John Bell’s Carmen is that I was unable to recognise it as Bizet’s clunky 150 year old opera at a glance. Often when tinkering with...
Opera
Review
Theatre
1 year ago
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117
Fran Edwards’ re-imagining of Puccini’s La Boheme dazzles – – It’s stunning no denying it; but what we take away from this production seems to be merely no more than dazzle, not a note of anything more remains in one’s mind upon exiting the theatre. Perhaps shame on me, a mere millennial theatre critic, too...
Opera
Review
Theatre
2 years ago
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83
Often when leaving the theatre, the magic of the performance you have seen fades away and you look at it in a more rational way (the ‘light of day’ impact so to speak). You become disillusioned by the splendor and form your critical, rational opinion – but in my critical, rational opinion, the magic and...