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Performer: Opera Australia

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SydneyTurandot

Dancers in Opera Australia's Turandot © Keith Saunders
Puccini: Turandot
Christian Badea; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Kristian Fredrikson; Amber Wagner; Dragana Radakovic

SydneyWerther

Massenet: Werther
Carlo Montanaro; Elijah Moshinsky; Opera Australia; Michael Yeargan; Sabina Myers; Michael Fabiano; Elena Maximova

SydneySalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Johannes Fritzsch; Gale Edwards; Opera Australia; Brian Thomson; Julie Lynch; Lise Lindstrom; Jacqueline Dark

SydneyLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Benjamin Northey; Gale Edwards; Opera Australia; Nicholas Milton; Dane Lam; Brian Thomson; Julie Lynch

SydneyWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Guy Simpson; Francesca Zambello; Opera Australia; Brian Thomson; Jennifer Irwin; Julie Lea Goodwin; Alexander Lewis
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Barbed wire fences and gas masks: Wozzeck in Sydney

Michael Honeyman (Wozzeck) © Keith Saunders
Kentridge’s use of video technology creates another, highly complex, visual score next to Berg’s sonic one.
****1
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Opera Australia revives spectacular storybook Turandot

Dancers in Opera Australia's Turandot © Keith Saunders
Amber Wagner delivers a thrilling performance in Opera Australia's revival of Graeme Murphy's Turandot – a spectacular feast for both the ears and eyes.
****1
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Turco inspired many a great opera director in the past; understandably, as it offers plenty of splendid comic situations. Simon Phillips' hilarious 2014 production is revived by Opera Australia.
****1
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