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So much more than an opera singer's greatest hits

So much more than an opera singer's greatest hits

Part fiction, part memoir, Emma Matthews is an absolute powerhouse in Steve Vizard's reflective The Space Between.

  • by Bridget Davies

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Romeo and Juliet soar in VO's Bellini without the bells and whistles
Opera reviews

Romeo and Juliet soar in VO's Bellini without the bells and whistles

It was a concert performance of Bellini's opera rather than a full production, but even so it hit all the right notes.

  • by Bridget Davies
Touring ‘Butterfly’ production fails to show operatic magic
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Touring ‘Butterfly’ production fails to show operatic magic

The musical and operatic magic Butterfly can supply were missing last week.

Opera singer Emma Matthews explores ageing in The Space Between
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Opera singer Emma Matthews explores ageing in The Space Between

Soprano Emma Matthews is looking well beyond the roles that made her a star.

  • by Maxim Boon
Opera Australia's 2019 Melbourne program is minus one highlight
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Opera Australia's 2019 Melbourne program is minus one highlight

It's a five-production season, but Melburnians miss out on one of OA's most interesting offerings: a brand new opera about Brett Whiteley.

  • by Nick Galvin
Opera gets a Donald Trump makeover
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Opera reviews

Opera gets a Donald Trump makeover

Melbourne Opera's production of Der Rosenkavalier has imagination but could benefit from surtitles.

  • by Bridget Davies
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Stacey Alleaume sings Fiorilla in Opera Australia production The Turk in Italy

Stacey Alleaume sings Fiorilla in Opera Australia production The Turk in Italy

"To jump up and be in the leading lady role is incredible," Stacey Alleaume says.

  • by Nick Galvin
Stuart Skelton charms the crowd, but his voice remains the hero
Opera reviews

Stuart Skelton charms the crowd, but his voice remains the hero

No matter how big an opera star might be, Melbourne audiences crave a performance with personality.

  • by Bridget Davies
Young Australian opera singers finding a voice in the heart of Europe
Opera reviews

Young Australian opera singers finding a voice in the heart of Europe

A grant for Australian opera singers is helping them get a foothold in Germany.

  • by Bridget Davies