The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
Carmen met her match in the political bullring. But in an opera-worthy plot, she’s back from the dead ..
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.
Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist's vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.
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.
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.
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.