A review of Australia's major opera companies says they should not use government funds to stage "major commercial activities" such as long-run musicals, which have become a major money-spinner for the national company Opera Australia in recent years.
A performance that will be unlike anything staged before in Australia.
Julia Lezhneva sings with the micro-precision of an exotic bird that manages to find secret places of iridescent resonance.
Four Saints in Three Acts is not so much an opera as a beguiling cross between an oratorio and a Salvador Dali dreamscape.
You can't help but think that if Gertrude Stein were alive, she'd give the Victorian Opera's new production of Four Saints in Three Acts two thumbs up.
On Saturday, after half a century of neglect, came the big thaw.
The stolen generations has become a central story in contemporary Australia and this telling, by a member of that generation, goes to the heart of our sense of self.
Using the "silent disco" model, in which clubbers dance to music sent wirelessly to headphones, Sydney Opera House – The Opera: The Eighth Wonder will be performed on the Opera House steps with the sound relayed to the audience via headsets.
The plot is about as crazy as a plot can get, with much to say about love and marriage and gender and class in an 18th-century setting.
Michael Gow's new translation of Mozart's comic opera will make it accessible to new audiences.
Opera Australia's 2017 season builds on links with some of the world's leading opera companies in what artistic director Lyndon Terracini describes as an "adventurous" response to a unique challenge – the temporary loss of the Opera House's Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet have lashed out at the NSW state government for failing to provide any compensation for the arts companies being shut out of the Sydney Opera House while it undergoes renovations in 2017.
Michael Gow directs his own English translation of the comic opera.
Lust and madness, ambition and booze all take centre stage in a diverse and ambitious offering from Pinchgut Opera for its 2017 season.
Sydney Chamber Opera have produced a most welcome opportunity to renew engagement with a striking, thoughtful and impressive new operatic voice.
This expansive new production of Tannhauser is a significant achievement in which Melbourne Opera can take pride.
Staged with drive and imagination, this is something to make you reflect and rejoice.
Video designer Zoe Scoglio created a "cave of female flesh" as a backdrop to Melbourne Opera's new production of Wagner's Tannhauser.
Country children get the chance to make their debut with Opera Australia as the company takes the arias of The Marriage of Figaro on the road for a 20-city Australian tour.
Barrie Kosky's celebrated production of Handel's Saul is the centrepiece of the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
A group of artists and theatremakers are working together to tell a story of war and its devastating effects on soldiers.
Written in the 1850s in the glory days following La Traviata, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore , and revised during his fruitful late maturity, Simon Boccanegra bears traces of the greatness of both middle and late Verdi.
Genvieve Blanchett reveals the ideas behind her stage design for the opera Notes from Underground, and a few family secrets too.
The beloved Italian tenor's version of Nessun Dorma is being used by the Trump campaign.
Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte is not only about seduction – it is seduction. The audience is lured towards an unconvincing and troubling ending by music of such beauty and sensuousness that those who have developed an addiction to opera will be completely disarmed.