Ermonela Jaho as Violetta Valéry and Ho-Yoon Chung as Alfredo Germont in Opera Australia's production of La Traviata - photo by Keith Saunders

La Traviata

What makes a great performance? Why is it that the memory of seeing Fonteyn and Nureyev perform Swan Lake, or Bronhill perform The Merry Widow can stay in the mind for a lifetime? Whatever the answer, Ermonela Jaho’s per...
Nathan Sapsford, Carla Bonner, David Ross Paterson, Dylan Watson and Hannah Greenwood. Photo: Sarah Walker

Stupid F**king Bird

Stupid F**king Bird is Lightning Jar Theatre’s debut production. It’s a brilliant work, self-reflective, self-deprecating at times. It’s romantic in places, anarchic in others. It’s a polemic, a mooshing together of a cl...
Arts House Times Journey Through a Room - photo by Bryony Jackson

Times Journey Through a Room

A good word to describe Times Journey Through a Room is, ‘Deliberate’. Nothing is wasted on stage. Every moment, every line, every step is contemplated, undertaken, then considered before we move to the next....
45DS Jillian Murray features as Clare Lannes in L’amante anglaise

L’amante Anglaise

When a person has an internal injury, a medic might use X-rays to probe the area from different angles. Noting how these rays scatter, they assemble an inferred picture of the damage underneath the skin. Attempts to diag...