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Venue: Sydney Opera House

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AddressBennelong Point
Sydney
New South Wales
NSW 2000
Australia
ContainsConcert Hall
Forecourt
Joan Sutherland Theatre
Studio
Utzon Room
Google maps33° 51' 28.225" S 151° 12' 52.536" E
November 2019
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SydneyGreat Opera Hits

Great Opera Hits
Rossini, Bizet, Puccini, Delibes
Guy Noble; Johanna Puglisi; Jonathan Biggins; Anthony Hunt; Natalie Aroyan

SydneyOpera Gala Evening

Opera Gala Evening
Various: Opera Gala Evening
Opera Australia

SydneyLA BOHÈME

© Georges Antoni
Puccini: La bohème
Carlo Goldstein; Gale Edwards; Tahu Matheson; Brian Thomson; Julie Lynch; Kang Wang

SydneyCarmen

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

SydneyDon Giovanni

© Georges Antoni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Zhong Xu; Sir David McVicar; Opera Australia; Dane Lam; Robert Jones; Luca Micheletti

SydneyFaust

© Georges Antoni
Gounod: Faust
Lorenzo Passerini; Sir David McVicar; Opera Australia; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Irina Lungu; Ivan Magrì

SydneyAttila

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

SydneyAida

© Georges Antoni
Verdi: Aida
Giampaolo Bisanti; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Tahu Matheson; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Elena Gabouri
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Mellifluous frivolity in OA's production of Il viaggio a Reims

Sian Sharp (Marchesa Melibea) and Shanul Sharma (Conte di Libenskof) © Prudence Upton
Rossini's opera is all about art and art lovers in this production by Damiano Michieletto.
***11
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McVicar's The Marriage of Figaro lights up the Opera Australia stage

Paolo Bordogna (Figaro), Anna Dowlsey (Cherubino) and Stacey Alleaume (Susanna) © Prudence Upton
A beautiful 17th-century setting does nothing to dim the freshness and relevance of Sir David McVicar's production for Opera Australia.
****1
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The ethereal and the mighty: Runnicles conducts Messiaen and Bruckner

Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Contrasting works as the Sydney Symphony tackles Les Offrandes oubliées and Bruckner's Seventh Symphony.
***11
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More grit, less glitter required for Opera Australia's West Side Story

West Side Story © Jeff Busby
A youthful cast can't save this two-dimensional West Side Story.
***11
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Jonas Kaufmann stars in Opera Australia's Andrea Chénier

Pinchas Steinberg and Jonas Kaufmann © Keith Saunders
A successful concert performance of Umberto Giordano's verismo hit in Sydney, with a trio of international stars. 
****1
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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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