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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: The Turk In Italy

Rossini’s The Turk in Italy directed by Simon Phillips, is a colourful frolic of mistaken identity, slapstick humour and brazen innuendo. Set in a seaside town near Naples in the 1950s - it’s all sunny days, sandy shores and short lived romance under the roof of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.  Prosdocimo, a self aware poet slogging […]