opera December 9, 2023
Pinchgut Opera’s production of one of Handel’s most popular operas, Rinaldo, is swift, ambitious and energetic.
opera September 23, 2023
In a sublime theatrical poem for Chamber Made, cellist Zoë Barry details her experiences of being struck by lightning.
opera April 9, 2022
Aided by the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour, this production of The Phantom of the Opera is easy to love.
opera December 18, 2021
Opera, says Barrie Kosky, is all about bringing the dead back to life – as will be seen in his Adelaide Festival production of The Golden Cockerel.
opera October 17, 2020
The Sydney Chamber Opera discovers a new intimacy in its filmed performance of Leoš Janáček’s feverish song cycle.
dance May 9, 2020
With the Covid-19 lockdown forcing Sydney arts precinct Carriageworks into voluntary administration, the embattled cultural sector is bracing for worse to come.
opera May 2, 2020
Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass comprises four exciting new works, in which Australian women composers reimagine the myth of Odysseus, the story of the night parrot, and works by Sylvia Plath and Margaret Atwood.
opera February 2, 2019
Barrie Kosky’s peripatetic career has led him to work throughout Australia and Europe, before finally establishing a true connection with Berlin. Still, for the Melbourne-born theatre and opera director, nothing says “home” like a rehearsal room. “It just happened that theatre discovered me, and performance and music discovered me, because the very same time that I started to think, ‘Who am I? How does this relate to me?’ and felt that disconnectedness, was the very same time I was experiencing music: Mahler symphonies or puppet shows or musicals or opera. And it was very linked.”