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

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SydneyAida

© Georges Antoni
Verdi: Aida
Giampaolo Bisanti; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Tahu Matheson; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Elena Gabouri

SydneyRoberto Devereux

© Georges Antoni
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
Paolo Carignani; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Mariana Fracasso; Jennifer Rowley; Elena Maximova

SydneyLa Juive

© Georges Antoni
Halévy: La Juive
Guillaume Tourniaire; Olivier Py; Opera Australia; Pierre-André Weitz; Natalie Aroyan; Diego Torre

SydneyEugene Onegin

© Lisa Tomasetti
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Carlo Montanaro; Kasper Holten; Opera Australia; Mia Stensgaard; Katrina Lindsay; Nicole Car; Sian Sharp

SydneyThe Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
McNeff: The Secret Garden
Unknown; Opera Australia

SydneyThe Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza
Guettel: The Light in the Piazza
Kimberly Grigsby; Daniel Evans; Opera Australia; Robert Jones; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Renée Fleming
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Davide Livermore's La Scala Attila travels to Sydney

Taras Berezhansky (Attila) © Prudence Upton
Livermore updates the scene to the 1930s, but seems to be setting Mussolini's Italians against invading Germans. 
***11
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Excellent playing, but lacklustre conducting in Sydney

Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
The Sydney Symphony, temporarily rehoused in the ornate Victorian style Town Hall, plays grandiose Wagner and safe Stravinsky. 
***11
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Beethoven symphonies regarded as chamber music by the ACO

Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
To mark #Beethoven250, the Australian Chamber Orchestra plays his first three symphonies in concert. But can one eat three delicious desserts in one sitting? 
****1
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From cabaret to cathedral: McVicar's spectacular Faust in Sydney

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès) © Prudence Upton
The revival of David McVicar's production of Gounod's Faust provides spectacle and entertainment in spades, with strong performances from Ivan Magrì (Faust) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès).
****1
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A darkly gothic Don Giovanni entertains in Sydney

Luca Micheletti (Don Giovanni) and Anna Dowsley (Zerlina) © Keith Saunders
David McVicar's dark and gothic Don Giovanni is revived in Sydney, with stand-out performances from Luca Micheletti as an unapologetic and dashing Don, and Eleanor Lyons as a magnificent Donna Anna
****1
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Light amid darkness: stellar performance from Tenebrae

Tenebrae sings “Music of the Spheres” © Yaya Stempler
An exquisite evening of British 20th-century choral music from Tenebrae under Nigel Short at the Sydney Festival, with outstanding renditions of the music of Parry, Bingham and Stanford.
*****
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