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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Sydney, NSW, Australia

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SydneyCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Paolo Carignani; John Bell; Opera Australia; Tahu Matheson; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Teresa Negroponte; Rinat Shaham

SydneyThe NoseNew Production

Shostakovich: The Nose
Andrea Molino; Barrie Kosky; Opera Australia; Klaus Grünberg; Martin Winkler; Sir John Tomlinson; Kanen Breen

SydneyLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Andrea Licata; Elijah Moshinsky; Opera Australia; Michael Yeargan; Peter J. Hall; Nicole Car; Stacey Alleaume

SydneyDon QuichotteNew Production

Massenet: Don Quichotte
Guillaume Tourniaire; Hugh Halliday; Opera Australia; Ralph Funicello; Missy West; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Elena Maximova

SydneyAlina Ibragimova | Death and the Maiden

Barber, Mozart, Hartmann, Pärt, Schubert
Australian Chamber Orchestra; Alina Ibragimova

SydneyLa bohème on Sydney HarbourNew Production

Puccini: La bohème
Brian Castles-Onion; Andy Morton; Opera Australia; Dan Potra; Iulia Maria Dan; Maija Kovalevska
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Sweet string sounds from the ACO

Richard Tognetti © Paul Henderson
In their Sydney season-opener, the ACO with guest players from ANAM deliver a thoroughly satisfying account of two 19th-century standards and introduce two new works to Australian audiences.
****1
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Michael Clark's Rock’n’roll Song has its Australian première

Daniel Corthon in Clarke's To a Simple Rock'n'Roll Song © Prudence Upton
The former wild child brings his acclaimed, and surprisingly pared back, triptych of modern dance to Sydney. 
***11
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Wonderland Down Under in Sydney

A. Bull, S. Heathcote, A. Harris and A. Kondo in TAB's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland © Daniel Boud
Alice is the Australian Ballet’s biggest production yet, calling for all-stops-out artistic wizardry to reconjure the wit and whimsy of Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic.
*****
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Pinchgut's Poppea: cynical production, glorious music

Jake Arditti (Nero) © Brett Boardman
Pinchgut Opera's L'incoronazione di Poppea is a glorious feast of singing, acting and playing but the production is brutal, taking Monteverdi's vision of corruption in high places to excessive lengths.
****1
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Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

Aidan (Sorrow) and Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
An outstanding cast headed by Karah Son in the title role provides a fitting send off for Opera Australia’s much-loved production of Madama Butterfly in Sydney
****1
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A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

Aleksandar Madžar and Nicolas Altstaedt © Keith Saunders
The first programme of Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar for their tour around Australia offered an insightful selection of 20th-century chamber music masterpieces.
****1
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