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REVIEW: Werther

Why is it that in opera, as the plot becomes more melancholic, the singing gets better, as was evident in Opera Australia’s Werther? Director Elijah Moshinsky gave the first three acts of this production a contemporary, light atmosphere – quite different to Goethe’s novel called The Sorrows Of Young Werther, on which French composer Massenet […]

REVIEW: La Traviata

It’s an unbeatable combination — Elijah Moshinsky’s lavish period production with the glorious voice of the divine Nicole Car, whose Violetta wrings out every passionate nuance of Verdi’s magnificent score. Car is joined on stage by the honey-voiced Ji-Min Park as Alfredo, her ineffectual lover. Visiting Ukrainian baritone Vitaliy Bilyy plays Alfredo’s father, the patriarch […]