OA The Turk in Italy - photo by Keith Saunders

The Turk in Italy

As you watch this production of The Turk in Italy, you have to wonder why this opera, written when the composer was only 23, is so rarely performed. Though the music may not be as memorable as some of Rossini’s other ope...
Melbourne Opera Daniel Sumegi Baron Ochs

Der Rosenkavalier

Following the critical and public triumph of their recent production of Tristan and Isolde, Melbourne Opera will next stage Richard Strauss’ romantic comedy, Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose), at the Athenaeum T...
OA The Turk in Italy

The Turk in Italy

With its cartoonish sets and candied costumes, Simon Phillips’ hilarious production of The Turk in Italy makes a triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House this August. Rossini’s operas are much-loved for their wit, ene...
SOSA The Mastersingers of Nuremberg

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act III

Some of Australia’s finest opera voices will perform together for one night only when the State Opera of South Australia (SOSA) presents The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act III at the Adelaide Festival Theatre for one-nig...
OA Aida - photo by Prudence Upton 

Aida

If you only go along to a performance of Aida for the Triumphal March, be forewarned. This production doesn’t have a Triumphal Procession. Instead, during the music Verdi wrote for the triumphant return of the Egyptian a...
ictorian Opera William Tell - Charlie Kinross

William Tell

Victorian Opera’s thrilling new production of Rossini’s William Tell (Guillaume Tell) will make history when it hits the Palais Theatre stage on Saturday 14 July. The premiere marks the first time in over a century that ...