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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

By , 17 November 2018
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Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Life on the precipice: Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

By , 07 November 2018
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Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

By , 10 August 2018
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Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Quichotte) © Ken Howard | San Diego Opera
Sydney

Enter the madman: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Sydney

By , 19 March 2018
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Aidan (Sorrow) and Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

By , 26 October 2017
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Jonas Kaufmann © Keith Saunders
Sydney

The time has come: Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

By , 09 August 2017
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Teodor Ilincăi (Cavaradossi) and Ainhoa Arteta (Tosca) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Tosca under Nazi occupation breaks hearts at Opera Australia

By , 25 February 2017
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Treasure of the world: Vinke’s heroics ensure a memorable Siegfried in Melbourne

By , 25 November 2016
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James Johnson (Wotan) and the Rainbow Girls © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Bring on the dancing girls: Rheingold redux in Melbourne

By , 21 November 2016
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Rosario La Spina (The Prince) and Catherine Bouchier (Princess Nicoletta) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Laugh out loud production of The Love for Three Oranges in Sydney

By , 22 June 2016
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Dragana Radakovic (Turandot) and Riccardo Massi (Calaf) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Chinese symbols abound in enjoyable Turandot on Sydney Harbour

By , 24 March 2016
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Adrian Tamburini (Alcindoro) and Lorina Gore (Musetta) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Bohemians in Berlin: Musetta steals the Opera Australia show

By , 06 January 2016
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Luke Gabbedy (Ping), John Longmuir (Pong) and Graeme Macfarlane (Pang) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Visually striking Turandot crowned by excellent performances in Sydney

By , 30 June 2015
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Warwick Fyfe (Falstaff) and Jane Ede (Alice Ford) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Falstaff in Melbourne: a high-calibre, cavorting, colour-coded comedy

By , 01 December 2014
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Hiromi Omura (Cio-Cio-San) and Georgy Vasiliev (Pinkerton) © James Morgan
Sydney

Sparks fly in thought-provoking Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

By , 21 March 2014
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Emma Matthews as Fiorilla, Paolo Bordogna as Selim, Luciano Botelho as Narciso © Lisa Tomasetti
Sydney

Laughs aplenty in Opera Australia’s delightful Turk in Italy at Sydney Festival

By , 22 January 2014
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John Bolton Wood as Sacristan & Opera Australia Chorus  ©  Prudence Upton
Sydney

John Bell's updated Tosca retains the magic in Sydney

By , 06 July 2013
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Warwick Fyfe as Falstaff  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

A belly-full of laughs at Opera Australia's production of Verdi's Falstaff

By , 15 February 2013
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Rosario La Spina (Prince Calaf) in Opera Australia's Turandot,  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

The power of love: Opera Australia's Turandot

By , 14 February 2012
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