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Venue: Sydney Opera House

Fact file
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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SydneyAida

© Georges Antoni
Verdi: Aida
Giampaolo Bisanti; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Tahu Matheson; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Elena Gabouri

SydneyThe Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza
Guettel: The Light in the Piazza
Kimberly Grigsby; Daniel Evans; Opera Australia; Robert Jones; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Renée Fleming

SydneyFiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Joel Grey; Opera Australia; Beowulf Boritt; Ann Hould-Ward

SydneyOmega Ensemble: Harp Fantaisie

Ibert, Saint-Saëns, Glinka, Whitwell, Pärt
Omega Ensemble

SydneyMolto

Chopin, Gordon, Handel
Sir Frederick Ashton; Tim Harbour; Stephen Baynes; Australian Ballet; Julia Trevelyan Oman; William Bundy; Kelvin Ho

SydneyThe Happy Prince

Gordon: The Happy Prince
Graeme Murphy; Australian Ballet; Kim Carpenter; Opera Australia Orchestra; Damien Cooper

SydneyRob Hao: Indie Ditties

Vines, Chopin, Ravel
Rob Hao, Piano

SydneyOmega Ensemble: Russian Romantics

Rimsky-Korsakov, Rubinstein, Rachmaninov
Omega Ensemble
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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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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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