October 26, 2016 6
The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.
September 29, 2015 3
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
October 16, 2014 5
Crikey readers talk health messages at the opera and MH17.
October 15, 2014 2
Carmen met her match in the political bullring. But in an opera-worthy plot, she’s back from the dead ..
October 9, 2014
West Australian Opera has ditched its upcoming season of Bizet's Carmen after a major sponsor raised objections to the depiction of cigarette smoking in the 1875 four-act opera.
November 28, 2013 3
Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist's vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.
November 20, 2013
Wagner's 16 hour-long Ring Cycle is not for the casual opera fan, but die-hards are in for a treat.
November 8, 2013 6
The arts is a living, breathing monster; roaring in our major cultural spaces and dingy laneways near you. Crikey is diving into the pond with the launch on Monday of Daily Review.
April 2, 2013
It's as good as Carmen can be, indoors or out. Opera Australia's Sydney Harbour spectacle might not be pure, but it's a visual feast and the performers are world-class, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.
October 18, 2012
Gale Edwards breathes new life into a classic biblical tale for Opera Australia. It’s confronting theatre rich with context, wit and gaudy panache, says Lloyd Bradford Syke.