Lyric Opera Melbourne Les Mamelles de Tirésias - photo by Robert Alexander Smith

Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Lyric Opera of Melbourne have opened their 2018 season at Chapel Off Chapel with Francis Poulenc’s wacky comedy Les Mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tirésias). In what must be the craziest opera to ever take to the s...
OA Don Quichotte Warwick Fyfe - photo by Prudence Upton

Don Quichotte

Disaster was averted at the premiere of Opera Australia’s much anticipated production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte, when guest artist, Ferruccio Furlanetto, considered the supreme interpreter of the role of Don Quichotte,...
OA Don Quichotte - photo courtesy Opera Australia, San Diego Opera and Ken Howard

Don Quichotte

No case for mistaken identity –  legendary Don Quichotte, Ferruccio Furlanetto, brings his signature role to Australia for the first time at the Joan Sutherland Theatre – Sydney Opera House from 16 March 2018...
Opera Australia's 2018 production of The Nose at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

The Nose

“Why would anyone write an opera about a nose?” asked the Presenter (Antoinette Halloran) towards the conclusion of the performance. Well, Dmitri Shostakovich did. He wrote an opera called The Nose in 1927, when he was o...
OA La Traviata

La Traviata

Award-winning Australian soprano, Nicole Car will make a triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House this March to make her debut in the title role of Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s iconic La Traviata. Nicole has firmly esta...
Martin Winkler as Kovalev in The Royal Opera House’s 2017 production of The Nose

The Nose

The Australian premiere of Barrie Kosky’s new production of the rarely performed Shostakovich classic The Nose has become the most highly anticipated production of Opera Australia’s Sydney Summer Season following its cri...