Melbourne Opera - Melbourne
18 October 2017

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Lohengrin

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Wagner’s swan makes a splash in Melbourne
10 Aug 17 / Limelight
Ideal approach to Wagner
9 Aug 17 / The Australian (via Google)
Melbourne Opera successfully tackles early Wagner
8 Aug 17 / The Age
Melbourne Opera’s Lohengrin is a triumph
8 Aug 17 / Herald Sun
HMS Pinafore

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Shipshape rendition of Gilbert & Sullivan classic
17 Mar 17 / The Age
Melbourne Opera’s HMS Pinafore is a handsome, spit and polished production
16 Mar 17 / Herald Sun
“Never mind the why’s and wherefore’s”
15 Mar 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Anna Bolena

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 4

This Anna Bolena is an impressive production
7 Nov 16 / Performing Arts Hub
Boisterous production doesn't quite hit the mark
6 Nov 16 / The Age
Melbourne Opera’s second instalment of Donizetti’s Three Queens misses the potential it could reach
4 Nov 16 / Herald Sun
Tannhäuser

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Tannhäuser brings a new dimension to Melbourne Opera
20 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
Nothing can detract from the music and performances
18 Aug 16 / Australian Stage Online
Grand, romantic new production a great leap forward for Melbourne Opera
15 Aug 16 / The Age
Melbourne Opera’s Tannhauser brings together an army of artists, big voices and a clear creative vision
15 Aug 16 / Herald Sun
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 2

When Mozart is boisterous you can’t not be energised
4 Feb 16 / Herald Sun
Seventies take on Mozart opera an awkward comedy
4 Feb 16 / The Age
Maria Stuarda

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Two outstanding lead sopranos come face to face in Melbourne Opera’s spectacular new production
5 Sep 15 / Herald Sun
Prisoner of the crown
4 Sep 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
Melbourne Opera stages electric revival of Donizetti classic
3 Sep 15 / The Age
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Ultimately, Rossini deserved better
26 Jun 15 / The Age
Der Freischütz

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Melbourne Opera has nudged into new territory and notched up one of its greatest successes
4 Feb 15 / Herald Sun
Steering away from the main Australian operatic repertoire can be both satisfying for artists and thrilling for spectators
4 Feb 15 / Australian Stage Online
It proves to be more than nostalgia but a work of real worth
3 Feb 15 / Daily Review
Melbourne Opera's expressionism production falls short of mark
1 Feb 15 / The Age
Les pêcheurs de perles

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Melbourne Opera's Pearl Fishers taps experience in memorable Bizet performance
1 Oct 14 / The Age
Melbourne Opera have safely made a small contribution to the work's indestructibility
26 Sep 14 / Bachtrack
Madama Butterfly

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The final scene took away from a performance to be proud of
26 Mar 14 / AussieTheatre.com
Rienzi

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Melbourne Opera performs Rienzi, a lumpish curiosity piece not one of Wagner's best
10 Dec 13 / The Age
La Traviata

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 2

This new production of La Traviata was, alas, not really celebratory of either even
13 Sep 13 / The Age
Violetta is played by the excellent Antoinette Halloran
13 Sep 13 / Herald Sun
Fidelio

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 2

The production overcomes its challenges with sublime performances
6 Feb 13 / Daily Review
Hugh Halliday's tight production updates the work to the 1990s
5 Feb 13 / The Age
Così fan tutte

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 2

The voices blend happily in Mozart's complex harmonies
17 Jul 12 / Herald Sun
The direction leans towards pantomime rather than subtle irony
14 Jul 12 / Sydney Morning Herald
La bohème

Melbourne Opera


No. of reviews: 2

The performance is pleasing and certainly worth a viewing with an open and curious mind
12 Mar 12 / Australian Stage Online
A worthy production with many excellent vocal passages
6 Mar 12 / The Age
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