Melbourne Opera Norma - photo by Robin Halls

Norma

Lauded as the Everest of opera, the cast of this production certainly rose to the technical demands of Bellini’s Norma. The show is challenging both vocally and dramatically. Such a scandalous plot promises to amuse even...
AAR Melbourne Opera Helena Dix

Norma

Following the critical and public success of The Flying Dutchman,  Otello and Roberto Devereux, Melbourne Opera is once again turning its attention to acclaimed bel-canto operas as it stages Bellini’s masterpiece Norma a...
Opera Australia Ghost Sonata - photo by Georges Antoni

Ghost Sonata

Opera Australia presents the Australian premiere of Aribert Reimann’s rarely presented work, Ghost Sonata, in a dark new production by Greg Eldridge and staged in the industrial surrounds of the company’s scenery worksho...
OA19 Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Madama Butterfly

Your response to this production will no doubt depend on how many other productions of Madama Butterfly you’ve experienced. If your preference is for a storybook telling of the tragic tale of a woman forced by the betray...
Leigh Melrose as Brett Whiteley in Opera Australia's 2019 production of Whiteley at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Whiteley

During one of the most lyrical arias in this opera, gazing from the balcony of their home overlooking Lavendar Bay, Wendy sings to Brett Whiteley, Don’t look at me. Look at what I see. It’s a moment that succinctly pinpo...
OA Whiteley

Whiteley

Opera Australia’s newly commissioned work about the turbulent life of iconic Australian artist Brett Whiteley and his vivacious wife Wendy will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on 15 July 2019. Brett Whi...