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Performer: Opera Australia

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SydneyAnna Bolena

Ermonela Jaho (Anna Bolena) and Leonardo Cortellazzi (Percy) © Prudence Upton
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Renato Palumbo; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Mariana Fracasso; Ermonela Jaho; Teddy Tahu Rhodes

MaryboroughMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
John Bell; Opera Australia; Jennie Tate; Eva Kong; Sharon Zhai

SydneyWhiteleyWorld première

Leigh Melrose (Brett Whiteley) © Prudence Upton
Kats-Chernin: Whiteley
Tahu Matheson; David Freeman; Opera Australia; Dan Potra; Leigh Melrose; Julie Lea Goodwin

GladstoneMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
John Bell; Opera Australia; Jennie Tate; Eva Kong; Sharon Zhai

SydneyMadama Butterfly

Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Massimo Zanetti; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Nicholas Milton; Tahu Matheson; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Jennifer Irwin
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Of art and genius: exceptional world premiere of Whiteley in Sydney

Leigh Melrose (Brett Whiteley) © Prudence Upton
Opera Australia delivers a sensational new Elena Kats-Chernin opera about the immensely gifted and troubled Australian painter, Brett Whiteley.
****1
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Tudor terrors in Opera Australia's new Anna Bolena

Ermonela Jaho (Anna Bolena) and Leonardo Cortellazzi (Percy) © Prudence Upton
Davide Livermore's new production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena offers moderate pleasures, with solid performances by Ermonela Jaho in the title role, and Carmen Topciu as Jane Seymour.
***11
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A new, darker Butterfly at Opera Australia

Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
Graeme Murphy's new Madama Butterfly opens with arrestingly kinky imagery and heavily exploits digital projections thereafter, but the joy of the production is in the uniform excellence of the performers, headed by the outstanding Karah Son in the title role.
****1
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Young cast, old production: Opera Australia’s Rigoletto is on song

Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Rigoletto) and Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua) © Jeff Busby
A much-loved 1991 production evoking Fellini’s post-war glamour and grime is revived with three talented young principals, including Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat in the title role.
****1
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West Side Story: A Manhattan Juke-Box on Sydney Harbour

The Jets © Prudence Upton
For the first time, a musical comes to the outdoor stage of the annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. 
****1
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