Ben Eltham October 26, 2016 6 Comments
The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.
Ben Eltham September 29, 2015 3 Comments
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
Crikey October 16, 2014 5 Comments
Crikey readers talk health messages at the opera and MH17.
Ray Gill October 15, 2014 2 Comments
Carmen met her match in the political bullring. But in an opera-worthy plot, she’s back from the dead ..
Ben Neutze 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.
Crikey November 28, 2013 3 Comments
Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist's vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.
Crikey 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.
Ray Gill November 8, 2013 6 Comments
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.
Carmen 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.
Carmen 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.