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Performer: Virgilio Marino

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SydneyCarmen

© Georges Antoni
Bizet: Carmen
Christian Badea; John Bell; Opera Australia; Tahu Matheson; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Teresa Negroponte; Véronica Simeoni

SydneyAttila

© Georges Antoni
Verdi: Attila
Andrea Licata; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Taras Berezhansky; Natalie Aroyan

MelbourneMadama Butterfly

© Georges Antoni
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Jennifer Irwin; Hiromi Omura; Andeka Gorrotxategi; Christopher Hillier

MelbourneAttila

© Georges Antoni
Verdi: Attila
Renato Palumbo; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Taras Berezhansky; Anna Pirozzi

SydneyRoberto Devereux

© Georges Antoni
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
Paolo Carignani; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Mariana Fracasso; Jennifer Rowley; Elena Maximova
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Haunting expressionist drama: Reimann's Ghost Sonata

Anne-Louise Cole (The Fiancee) and Dominica Matthews (The Mummy) © Prudence Upton
A brilliantly staged production of Reimann's Ghost Sonata by Opera Australia shows once again that modernist opera can be compelling if a provocative story is rendered by an outstanding cast.
*****
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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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Seven fantasies replace seven veils

Lise Lindstrom (Salome) © Prudence Upton
Gale Edwards' Opera Australia staging of Richard Strauss' bloody opera is revived with Lise Lindstrom in the title role. 
****1
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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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