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MelbourneRigoletto

Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Rigoletto) and Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua) © Jeff Busby
Verdi: Rigoletto
Andrea Licata; Elijah Moshinsky; Opera Australia; Michael Yeargan; Amartuvshin Enkhbat; Stacey Alleaume

MelbourneIl viaggio a Reims

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
Daniel Smith; Damiano Michieletto; Opera Australia; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Lorina Gore; Emma Pearson

MelbourneTurandot

Puccini: Turandot
Christian Badea; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Kristian Fredrikson; Lise Lindstrom; Walter Fraccaro

MelbourneFaust

Gounod: Faust
Guillaume Tourniaire; Sir David McVicar; Opera Australia; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Saimir Pirgu; Maria Mudryak
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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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A beloved Australian Ballet classic: Maina Gielgud's Giselle

Ako Kondo (Giselle) and Chengwu Guo (Albrecht) © Daniel Boud
Ako Kondo dances a gorgeous Giselle in this restaging of a much-loved production.
****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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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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