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

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November 2017
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SydneyBelshazzar's Feast

Eötvös, Walton
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; David Robertson; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Michelle DeYoung; Topi Lehtipuu

SydneyBluebeard's Castle

Bach, Brahms, Bartók
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; David Robertson; Michelle DeYoung; John Relyea; Andrew Foster-Williams; Opera Australia Chorus

SydneyMonteverdi's Coronation of Poppea

Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308
Erin Helyard; Mark Gaal; Pinchgut Opera; Charles Davis; Helen Sherman; Jake Arditti; Natalie Peluso

SydneyChristmas Oratorio

Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248
Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti; Choir of London; Nicholas Mulroy

SydneyVoices of Angels

Lyn Williams; Gondwana Voices

SydneyTognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms

Tchaikovsky, Mazzoli, Clyne, Brahms
Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti; Maxime Bibeau; Ike See; Glenn Christensen; Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music
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Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

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
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A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

The first programme of Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar for their tour around Australia offered an insightful selection of 20th-century chamber music masterpieces.
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The Repairing of Lucretia

The problematic nature of Britten's Rape of Lucretia is well-known: Sydney Chamber Opera's production attempts to navigate it via gender inversion. 
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Exuberance dominates in Simone Young’s Bruckner

Imogen Cooper joined the Sydney Symphony for a performance of Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto. 
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

Four years ago, the ACO mounted The Reef. Mountain is clearly its successor: another film project involving scenes of nature peopled by extreme-sports enthusiasts, screened while an eclectic soundtrack is played live by the orchestra.
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Verdi's Requiem given an operatic take in Sydney

A vividly dramatic take on Verdi's Requiem by Opera Australia allows chorus and orchestra to shine under Renato Palumbo, and reminds us why the work has been called “opera in church clothing”.
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