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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: Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor

Written by the great Italian composer Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor is a tragic tale of love and betrayal. The drama is driven by the forbidden love affair of Lucia (Jessica Pratt) and Edgardo di Ravenswood (Michael Fabiano), a sworn enemy of her family. When Lucia’s brother Enrico (Giorgio Caoduro) learns of the […]