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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
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SydneyErnani

Verdi: Ernani
Renato Palumbo; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Opera Australia; Julian Crouch; Kevin Pollard; Marco Filibeck; Diego Torre

SydneyTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Andrea Battistoni; John Bell; Opera Australia; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Teresa Negroponte; Matthew Barclay; Carmen Giannattasio

SydneyDuke Bluebeard's Castle

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Andrea Molino; Andy Morton; Opera Australia; John Rayment; Priscilla Jackman; Carmen Topciu; Daniel Sumegi

SydneyBold Pairings: Tchaikovsky & Grieg

Grieg, Tchaikovsky
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Kristy Conrau; Marianne Edwards; Graham Hennings; Claire Herrick

SydneyQuartets from the Heart: Mozart & Shostakovich

Mozart, Shostakovich
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Emma Jezek; Anna Skálová; Stuart Johnson; Timothy Nankervis

SydneyBright and Bold: Françaix & Mozart

Françaix, Mozart
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Haveron; Alexandre Oguey; Tobias Breider; Umberto Clerici

SydneyReimaginings: Mozart & Brahms

Mozart, Brahms
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Lerida Delbridge; Anna Skálová; Sandro Costantino; Jane Hazelwood

SydneyRussian Greats: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Alice Bartsch; Harry Bennetts; David Campbell; Kristy Conrau
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Making an entrance: Opera Australia returns with glitzy Merry Widow

Julie Lea Goodwin (Hanna Glawari) and Alexander Lewis (Danilo Danilovich) © Prudence Upton

After almost a year off stage, Opera Australia returns with this visually stunning, 1920s-inspired production of the perennial operetta favourite.

****1
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Davide Livermore's La Scala Attila travels to Sydney

Taras Berezhansky (Attila) © Prudence Upton
Livermore updates the scene to the 1930s, but seems to be setting Mussolini's Italians against invading Germans. 
***11
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From cabaret to cathedral: McVicar's spectacular Faust in Sydney

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès) © Prudence Upton
The revival of David McVicar's production of Gounod's Faust provides spectacle and entertainment in spades, with strong performances from Ivan Magrì (Faust) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès).
****1
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A darkly gothic Don Giovanni entertains in Sydney

Luca Micheletti (Don Giovanni) and Anna Dowsley (Zerlina) © Keith Saunders
David McVicar's dark and gothic Don Giovanni is revived in Sydney, with stand-out performances from Luca Micheletti as an unapologetic and dashing Don, and Eleanor Lyons as a magnificent Donna Anna
****1
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Kang Wang makes a striking Opera Australia debut in La bohème

Karah Son (Mimì) and Kang Wang (Rodolfo) © Prudence Upton
Gale Edwards' popular revival, set in the 1930s Weimar Republic, brings visual delight and showcases Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang as Rodolfo.
****1
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Mahler’s dark and brutal Das klagende Lied in Sydney

Simone Young © Klaus Lefebvre
As the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall closes for extensive refurbishment, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs early, massive Mahler under Simone Young. 
****1
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No Greek tragedy: the Australian Ballet has fun in Sylvia

Ako Kondo in Sylvia © Kevin Jackson
The Australian Ballet is impressive in this light, entertaining story ballet: a winner of an evening. 
****1
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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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