VO Vida Mikneviciute stars as Salome - photo by Martina Pipprich

Salome

A crumbling society, an unstable political milieu, and the uncontrollability of desire are all starkly reflected in Victorian Opera’s new production of Richard Strauss’ Salome at St Kilda’s Palais Theatre for three...
Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Méphistophélès in Opera Australia's production of Faust at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Faust

Teddy Tahu Rhodes resplendent in tattoos, tiara and black evening gown is not the only unsettling sight in David McVicar’s masterful staging of Faust. Church statues come to life, a life-sized crucifix crashes to the gro...
OA Faust - photo by Jeff Busby

Faust

Sir David McVicar’s celebrated production of Gounod’s Faust returns to the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage at the Sydney Opera House in all its devilish glory this February. McVicar sets this grand scale production in the ...
Kirsten Sharpin - photo by Axel Michel

Fidelio

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth, Melbourne Opera will present Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from 5 February 2020. Inspired by an actual incident from the ...
OA Don Giovanni - photo by Keith Saunders

Don Giovanni

Mozart described this opera as a ‘playful drama’. David McVicar’s epic production, stylishly realised by Matthew Barclay, incorporates moments of comedy, high drama, even playfulness, but it’s the inevitable ...
45DS Gertrude Opera AS ONE - photo by Sarah Clarke

AS ONE

As One stakes a claim as the first chamber opera to consider a “transgender experience”. Presented by Gertrude Opera at Midsumma 2020, this is the work’s Australian premiere season. The work shows us the progression of a...