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REVIEW: Ernani

It is not surprising that Verdi’s fifth opera, Ernani, is rarely produced and that this is its first visit to Opera Australia. The tortured story of the love quadrangle is one of the silliest librettos produced by Verdi’s librettist Francesco Maria Piave, but despite this, Verdi’s glorious music and the splendid performers of this production […]


OA’s A Little Night Music is a knockout, with Sigrid Thornton and Anthony Warlow leading a stellar cast in Stephen Sondheim’s glorious work. Based on Bergman’s film, Smiles of a Summer Night, and reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, the opera explores sexual love and fidelity as it is played out among several individuals whose […]