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The week in opera: King and I smashes box office records, trills and butterfly kisses

The King and I is breaking box office records at the Sydney Opera House. It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s sumptuous. Tickets here. Emma Jarman is dedicating her…

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Critic-in-training: Paul Selar reviews The Magic Flute (regional tour)

Paul Selar is reviewing Opera Australia productions with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Enchanting adaptation overcomes constraints of touring Director…

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The week in opera: red carpets, big debates and a cheesy quiz

The Joan Sutherland Theatre foyer was jam-packed last night as musical lovers, starlets and politicians thronged for the red carpet opening of The King and I.…

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The week in opera: Disney, Kings and Ice Buckets

Our roundup of goings-on in the world of opera this week.

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Young musicians play with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Nearly 50 students from regional conservatoriums came to Opera Australia last month to learn from professionals and taste the life of a professional musician. In the…

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The week in opera: gold leaf and Glyndebourne

In Sydney, the last of the winter opera season is drawing to a close. You can still catch a matinee of Don Giovanni in Sydney on…

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Critic-in-training: Eleanor Wood reviews The Elixir of Love

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals.  Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love gets…

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Critic in training: Eleanor Wood reviews Don Giovanni

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals. 

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