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MelbourneDie Meistersinger von NürnbergNew Production

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Pietari Inkinen; Kasper Holten; Opera Australia; Mia Stensgaard; Anja Vang Kragh; Natalie Aroyan; Stefan Vinke

MelbourneLa bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
Puccini: La bohème
Pietro Rizzo; Gale Edwards; Opera Australia; Brian Thomson; Julie Lynch; Maija Kovalevska; Yosep Kang

SydneyLa bohème

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

SydneyTurandot

Puccini: Turandot
Christian Badea; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Kristian Fredrikson; Amber Wagner; Dragana Radakovic

SydneyWozzeck

Berg: Wozzeck
Andrea Molino; William Kentridge; Opera Australia; Sabine Theunissen; Greta Goiris; Michael Honeyman; Lorina Gore
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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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Digitally Aida’d: A new production at Opera Australia

Elena Gabouri (Amneris) and Amber Wagner (Aida) © Prudence Upton
Davide Livermore's digital set for Opera Australia's new production of Aida ushers in a new type of staging to the Sydney Opera House, and backs up a stellar performance from Amber Wagner in the title role.
****1
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Mad scenes in Sydney for Jessica Pratt’s Lucia

Jessica Pratt (Lucia) and ensemble © Prudence Upton
With her signature role’s coloratura fireworks and dramatic nuance, Jessica Pratt’s Sydney Opera House debut is one to remember.
*****
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Opera Australia’s Tosca highlights the tyranny of evil Scarpia

Marco Vratogna (Scarpia) © Jeff Busby
Remarkable singers and magnificent sets successfully transpose Puccini’s Tosca to Nazi-occupied Rome, bringing home the horror of tyranny and how possible it is to occur.
****1
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