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

Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the King of Siam outside the Sydney Opera House. Photo: Jennifer Williams.

Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the King of Siam outside the Sydney Opera House. Photo: Jennifer Williams.

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. It was a glamorous affair, with plenty of fabulous frocks and diamonds on display.

Red carpet coverage here and here, and the first reviews of the Sydney Season are in. Read what the critics thought in Limelight and SMH.

Around the world

  • Interesting read on Australian tenor Stuart Skelton’s debut in the title role of Otello in Limelight.
  • Debate: does booing at La Scala just ruin the show for everyone? (A great read on WQXR.)
  • The world mourns Magda Olivero, Italian soprano, who died this week at 104. (Via New York Times.)

Just for fun

Opera or cheese? Test your knowledge on Classic FM.

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