Opera Queensland - Brisbane
1 August 2021

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Le nozze di Figaro

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

Froth and scandal: a classic that bears modern resonance
20 Jul 21 / Performing Arts Hub
Mozart’s glorious music wins the day in Opera Queensland's overly busy, contemporary interpretation
17 Jul 21 / Limelight
Lorelei

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 3

An intoxicating mix of musical, opera, cabaret and burlesque
10 Mar 21 / Performing Arts Hub
Patriarchal norms crashed against the surge of modern women
9 Mar 21 / scenestr.
Cabaret and opera combine in this gleeful myth deconstruction, giving you plenty to think and talk about
7 Mar 21 / Limelight
Orfeo ed Euridice

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 3

Owen Willetts è un Orfeo carismatico in completo nero e camicia bianca
30 Oct 19 / Operaclick (Italian)
Outdated asylum setting aside, Orfeo ed Eurydice with circus troupe astounds
25 Oct 19 / Limelight
A bold reimagining through circus and opera
25 Oct 19 / The Conversation
Tosca

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

Rachelle Durkin’s passionate, vibrant interpretation of the title role was compelling
24 Jun 19 / Australian Stage
Tosca, a political lighthouse opens at Opera Queensland
14 Jun 19 / Broadway World
A Flowering Tree

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 4

Visual artistry on display in Opera Queensland’s ‘A Flowering Tree’
17 Apr 19 / QNews
Opera Queensland deserves great praise for opening their 2019 season with this lovely work
6 Apr 19 / Australian Stage
John Adams’ South Indian folktale blooms into a fabulous operatic performance
5 Apr 19 / Limelight
Opera Queensland’s staging of John Adams’ 'A Flowering Tree' is simple, focused, and restrained
4 Apr 19 / scenestr.
Don Giovanni

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

Duncan Rock makes a spectacular Don in this feminist production by Lindy Hume
26 Oct 18 / Limelight
Peter Grimes

Opera Queensland / Brisbane Festival


No. of reviews: 3

Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English opera
21 Sep 18 / The Conversation
A change of lead halfway through doesn't quite sink Brisbane Festival's compelling Peter Grimes
21 Sep 18 / Limelight
Show goes on despite nightmare mishap
21 Sep 18 / The Guardian
Die Lustige Witwe

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

This production certainly glitters visually, but all is not gold
29 Jun 18 / Limelight
Beautiful, sumptuous and a little off-key
25 Jun 18 / scenestr.
Ruddigore

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 3

This production is a delight
18 Jul 17 / Australian Stage
Lindy Hume took a contemporary look at a work that was decidedly dusty and gave it a fresh and pleasing spin
17 Jul 17 / Stage Whispers
Lindy Hume’s direction saves Gilbert and Sullivan’s ugly ducking
16 Jul 17 / The Australian (via Google)
Kiss me, Kate

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

It was a show of extremes
21 Nov 16 / Australian Stage
Snow White

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

Lindy Hume’s reimagining of the Grimm fairy tale puts the Queen in the spotlight
16 Sep 16 / Limelight
Opera incarnation of Snow White not the fairest of them all, thankfully
10 Sep 16 / Brisbane Times
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

Rossini’s tongue-in-cheek, evergreen operatic comedy celebrates its 200th Anniversary
11 Jul 16 / Performing Arts Hub
Madama Butterfly

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

Madam Butterfly reborn with a gentle touch at Lyric Theatre
16 May 16 / Brisbane Times
A stunning new Butterfly for Queensland delivers mixed results
13 May 16 / Limelight
Candide

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

All-singing, all-dancing, all-energy, this is a dazzling production
31 Jul 15 / Daily Review
Opera Queensland to sell cheaper tickets
Opera Queensland hopes cheaper tickets will give 'everyone the opportunity to experience opera'.
La Traviata

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

OperaQ's production brings this classic tale into the 21st century
13 May 15 / Performing Arts Hub
La Traviata is virtuosic Verdi
13 May 15 / The Australian (via Google)
The Perfect American

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 3

The Lion King will sellout for weeks next door. Walt, ultimately, gets the last laugh
17 Sep 14 / Daily Review
New Philip Glass production an opera Disneyland
16 Sep 14 / Sydney Morning Herald
Philip Glass opera shatters Disney myth
16 Sep 14 / Brisbane Times
Dan Potra finds his calling in The Perfect American
Theatre designer Dan Potra was an avid watcher of Disney films when he was a boy growing up in Bucharest, and made his own cartoons about a pair of rascals called Oaca and Boaca.
Rigoletto

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 3

Opera Queensland’s new production, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, is a feast for the ears
17 Mar 14 / Performing Arts Hub
Verdi's masterpiece makes rather a grand metaphor for Berlusconi's Italy
17 Mar 14 / Limelight
Genius at work in classic tragedy
17 Mar 14 / The Australian (via Google)
Verdi's Rigoletto plays right into the hands of a Silvio fox
The Duke of Mantua’s debauchery is a perfect match for Berlusconi’s lusty lifestyle, in Opera Queensland's production.
Elena Xanthoudakis: Rising star of the bel canto
As she opens in Opera Queensland's Rigoletto, the soprano talks about her new CD and the times ahead.
Otello

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

Verdi's new production of Otello is a tour de force in musicality, but consists of questionable choreography
28 Oct 13 / Performing Arts Hub
St Matthew Passion

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

Lindy Hume's risky revival of Bach's St Matthew Passion
22 Mar 13 / The Australian (via Google)
Carmen

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

Kirsten Chavez, as Carmen, is all woman
29 Oct 12 / Australian Stage
Chavez shakes dangerous life into Carmen
29 Oct 12 / The Australian (via Google)
The Mikado

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 1

One Mikado that deserves to be seen, and fully heard
10 Jul 12 / The Australian (via Google)
Macbeth

Opera Queensland


No. of reviews: 2

Massed voices sing out triumphantly to drive off that old curse
16 Apr 12 / The Australian (via Google)
The performance resonated powerfully and deeply
15 Apr 12 / Australian Stage
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News & Articles

Opera Queensland announces its 2021 season
The 40th anniversary season will feature Lorelei, a new Marriage of Figaro and Aida with Opera Australia, as well as a regional tour of Are You Lonesome Tonight, which combines opera and country music.
29 Nov 2020 / Limelight
Opera Queensland announces its 2020 season
Lorelei gets a second life, Opera Australia's digital Aida comes to town, and Simon O'Neill stars in Tristan und Isolde.
23 Aug 2019 / Limelight
Opera Queensland to present Tristan und Isolde in 2020
Acclaimed New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill will take on the title role in the company's semi-staged production, which coincides with Opera Australia's recently announced Ring Cycle in Brisbane.
13 Jun 2019 / Limelight
Opera Queensland announces its 2019 season
Artistic Director Patrick Nolan tells us about his first program for the company, at the centre of which are works by John Adams, Puccini and Gluck.
26 Oct 2018 / Limelight
Exit interview: Lindy Hume
After almost six years as Artistic Director of Opera Queensland, Lindy Hume shares her experiences of running the AMPAG company with ArtsHub.
19 Sep 2017 / Performing Arts Hub