Pinchgut Opera - Sydney
25 February 2018

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L'incoronazione di Poppea

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Pinchgut Opera’s retelling of The Coronation of Poppea reflects our times
4 Dec 17 / The Australian (via Google)
The performers engaged with the music and demands of the staging with aplomb
4 Dec 17 / Australian Book Review
A triumph for Pinchgut Opera and a great celebration of Monteverdi’s 450th birthday
4 Dec 17 / Stage Noise
A theatrical and musical experience unlike any other
2 Dec 17 / Australian Stage Online
A bold, mostly considered take on Monteverdi's potent tale of sex, power and violence
1 Dec 17 / Limelight
Pygmalion

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Disconnected dégustation
20 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Lightweight diversions
20 Jun 17 / The Opera Critic
Performers overcome clutter in Rameau’s Anacreon and Pigmalion
20 Jun 17 / The Australian (via Google)
A triple bill of delicious intermezzi by Pinchgut
19 Jun 17 / Performing Arts Hub
Picture perfect
17 Jun 17 / A Cunning Blog
A complex interweaving of plots and realities – with fantastic music
16 Jun 17 / Limelight
Pinchgut Opera's delightful insight
16 Jun 17 / Sydney Morning Herald
Erighetta e Don Chilone

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Performers overcome clutter in Rameau’s Anacreon and Pigmalion
20 Jun 17 / The Australian (via Google)
Disconnected dégustation
20 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Lightweight diversions
20 Jun 17 / The Opera Critic
A triple bill of delicious intermezzi by Pinchgut
19 Jun 17 / Performing Arts Hub
Picture perfect
17 Jun 17 / A Cunning Blog
A complex interweaving of plots and realities – with fantastic music
16 Jun 17 / Limelight
Pinchgut Opera's delightful insight
16 Jun 17 / Sydney Morning Herald
Anacreon

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Lightweight diversions
20 Jun 17 / The Opera Critic
Disconnected dégustation
20 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Performers overcome clutter in Rameau’s Anacreon and Pigmalion
20 Jun 17 / The Australian (via Google)
A triple bill of delicious intermezzi by Pinchgut
19 Jun 17 / Performing Arts Hub
Picture perfect
17 Jun 17 / A Cunning Blog
A complex interweaving of plots and realities – with fantastic music
16 Jun 17 / Limelight
Pinchgut Opera's delightful insight
16 Jun 17 / Sydney Morning Herald
Theodora

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Pinchgut’s Theodora brings the irrational power of love to uncertain times
3 Dec 16 / The Conversation
A musical, if not dramatic, triumph in Sydney
3 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Valda Wilson’s Theodora was no simpering virgin maid but a strong woman
2 Dec 16 / Australian Book Review
The two principal parts were both performed with consummate, sometimes breathtaking virtuosity
2 Dec 16 / Australian Stage Online
Seraphic beauty fit for the choirs of angels
1 Dec 16 / Sydney Morning Herald
Inspired musical values and post-Trump passions let down by awkward staging
1 Dec 16 / Limelight
Caitlin Hulcup on Handel's Theodora and celebrating Xmas
The Australian mezzo is finishing off her year with Pinchgut Opera's latest show and SwanSongs Perth.
Armida

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Star turns (and zombies) help Haydn's musical sorceress cast her spell
1 Jul 16 / Limelight
Confusion has such lovely music!
25 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
Music wins in Pinchgut's magic tale of warriors and witches
24 Jun 16 / Sydney Morning Herald
Antony Walker caressed near-perfect balance and delicious warmth out of the whole orchestra
24 Jun 16 / Australian Stage Online
L’Amant jaloux

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 5

This is one of Pinchgut’s best explorations yet of opera obscura
5 Jan 16 / Opera Britannia
Sublimely ridiculous: Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux another hit for Pinchgut Opera
9 Dec 15 / Bachtrack
It's frivolous, frothy, and fun, and amazingly well performed
5 Dec 15 / Australian Stage Online
A testament to the vivacity of Australian music culture
4 Dec 15 / Limelight
Pinchgut Opera plays lovers' tiffs for laughs
4 Dec 15 / Sydney Morning Herald
Pocket-sized companies keeping opera interesting
Not all Australian opera is frilly, federally funded fare. Pinchgut Opera airs a forgotten masterpiece of fun – L’amant jaloux – with a young cast in the finest of voice.
Bajazet

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Once again, Pinchgut has dressed up a rather dubious candidate in lovely finery
7 Aug 15 / Opera Britannia
The latest offering from Pinchgut Opera more than meets the company's previously high standards
8 Jul 15 / Performing Arts Hub
Pinchgut Opera concocts a striking Vivaldi pasticcio
8 Jul 15 / Bachtrack
The musical achievement for this entire production is absolutely staggering
6 Jul 15 / Daily Review
Pinchgut Opera's gripping tale a glorious triumph of intensity
5 Jul 15 / Sydney Morning Herald
Iphigenie en Tauride

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Iphigénie en Tauride receives a Rolls Royce treatment
1 Jan 15 / Opera Britannia
Iphigénie en Tauride is superb and makes for a great early Christmas gift
8 Dec 14 / Performing Arts Hub
Compelling and uncomplicated Iphegénie en Tauride storms into Sydney
5 Dec 14 / Bachtrack
A dramatic feast even the gods approve of
4 Dec 14 / Sydney Morning Herald
A work of pure theatrical magic
4 Dec 14 / The Conversation
Pinchgut draws ex-pat stars back for Iphigenie en Tauride
Caitlin Hulcup and Grant Doyle might not be familiar to Sydney opera-goers. They seldom perform in Australia. Pinchgut Opera's Iphigenie en Tauride is their first production together.
The Chimney Sweep

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Eighteenth-century Salieri romp given new life by Pinchgut Opera
8 Jul 14 / Bachtrack
Pinchgut gets back to basics with Salieri’s cleverly crafted singspiel
7 Jul 14 / The Australian (via Google)
A robust, enthusiastic production
7 Jul 14 / Australian Stage Online
Pinchgut Opera rediscovers a long-forgotten treasure
6 Jul 14 / Sydney Morning Herald
Pinchgut Opera punches above its weight
The small Sydney based company brings Salieri's comic hit The Chimney Sweep back to life.
Giasone

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 5

This impressive revival makes it hard to understand how Cavalli’s racy opera ever became neglected
13 Dec 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
A fresh and lively winner
8 Dec 13 / Sydney Morning Herald
What a triumph!
6 Dec 13 / Australian Stage Online
Giasone, the glory of it all
6 Dec 13 / The Culture Concept Circle
Carry on Cavalli complete with musical mix-ups, mayhem and Jason in the tub
6 Dec 13 / Limelight
Lust and the libretto
An earthly desire drives the most rarefied of art forms.
Pinchgut's bid for the Golden Fleece
David Hansen takes the philandering title role in a 400-year-old opera receiving its Aussie premiere next month.
Castor et Pollux

Pinchgut Opera


No. of reviews: 5

An awesome trek through the cosmos
11 Dec 12 / The Berkshire Review
Pinchgut Opera offers a marvellous performance of Rameau's Castor et Pollux in Sydney
10 Dec 12 / Bachtrack
Music the real hero in this tale of brotherly love and sacrifice
10 Dec 12 / Sydney Morning Herald
Altogether another triumph
9 Dec 12 / Australian Stage Online
Another great success from Pinchgut Opera
8 Dec 12 / Time Out
Starry nights for Pinchgut
Twin talk with Castor And Pollux.
Star-crossed Bromance of the French Baroque
Pinchgut Opera explores Rameau’s bizarre operatic love triangle in Castor & Pollux.
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Performance schedule
Handel
21 to 26 Jun 2018
Hasse
29 Nov to 5 Dec 2018

News & Articles

Pinchgut Opera announces 2018 season
Pinchgut Opera's 2018 season sees some very exciting and bold directions with an Australian premiere production by 18th century master Hasse.
3 Aug 2017 / Broadway World
Pocket-sized companies keeping opera interesting
Not all Australian opera is frilly, federally funded fare. Pinchgut Opera airs a forgotten masterpiece of fun – L’amant jaloux – with a young cast in the finest of voice.
3 Dec 2015 / The Guardian
Pinchgut draws ex-pat stars back for Iphigenie en Tauride
Caitlin Hulcup and Grant Doyle might not be familiar to Sydney opera-goers. They seldom perform in Australia. Pinchgut Opera's Iphigenie en Tauride is their first production together.
1 Dec 2014 / Sydney Morning Herald
Pinchgut Opera brings rarities to the stage for 2015 season
Pinchgut Opera will perform the southern hemisphere's first ever performance of the Vivaldi tragedy Bajazet in July and Andre Gretry's comedy L'Amant Jaloux in December.
26 Sep 2014 / Sydney Morning Herald
Pinchgut Opera punches above its weight
The small Sydney based company brings Salieri's comic hit The Chimney Sweep back to life.
29 Jun 2014 / The Daily Telegraph