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Opera Australia Announces Outdoor Opera Series

BY JARROD WOLFHUNTER Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera will be gracing the shores of Sydney Harbour in 2022! Opera Australia will continue its successful partnership with the NSW Government through Destination NSW, announcing today that next year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will present one of the most successful musical of all […]


John Bell’s Carmen is being reprised at the Opera House in its Cuban setting, with crumbling colourful architecture and gaudy costumes, and a roadside food stall providing the backdrop to this tragic tale of a spirited gypsy woman who comes to an untimely death at the hands of a jilted lover. Why the Cuban setting? It […]

REVIEW: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour Pres. Carmen

This year, Handa Opera revives Gale Edwards’ much-loved 2013 production of Carmen under Andy Morton’s direction. Early drizzle bathed the singers in fine showers which, thankfully, soon ceased for the entire performance. Described as one of the most promising mezzos of her generation, the petite Josè Maria Lo Monaco performs a wildly passionate Carmen who […]