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Performer: Pinchgut Opera

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SydneyPinchgut Opera: Platée

Rameau: Platée
Erin Helyard; Neil Armfield; Pinchgut Opera; Siobhan Stagg; Nicholas Jones; Kanen Breen; Adrian Tamburini
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Laurels for Pinchgut Opera's Loves of Apollo and Dafne

Love comes in 57 varieties in Cavalli's Apollo and Dafne, and they're both enjoyed and suffered by a dynamic cast of six playing 20 characters.
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Pinchgut returns with Charpentier in Sydney

Not quite ready for a full-blown opera, but Sydney's Pinchgut maintains its historically informed purity with a delicately expanded version of Charpentier's Messe de Minuit.
****1
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Farnace by Vivaldi (more or less) at Pinchgut Opera

Vivaldi's Farnace is reconstructed by Pinchgut Opera in ways which might not do the composer full dramatic justice, but the production and high musical values provide an excellent night of operatic drama. 
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Pinchgut takes on Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria is given the Pinchgut treatment, with an abstract staging complementing historically informed music-making under Erin Helyard.

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Pinchgut Opera's Easter concert

Soprano Alexandra Oomens confirmed her star potential, but all soloists and players shone in this jubilant concert featuring Telemann's Thunder Ode and Bach's Easter Oratorio
*****
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Hasse's Artaserse receives its Australian première

Perhaps Pinchgut Opera's finest production to date, a brave presentation of a classic Baroque opera, little heard in Australia apart from Handel, benefits from the star presence of Vivca Genaux in splendid form.
*****
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