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REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

REVIEW: La Bohème

Gail Edwards’ much-lauded production of La Bohème returns (yet again) to open Opera Australia’s Summer Season, with Hugh Halliday as the revival director. In this tragic tale of young first love, Joyce El-Khoury plays the consumptive seamstress Mimi, while Ivan Magri sings Rodolfo, her confused and fickle lover. Rodolfo’s companions in bohemian poverty are the […]