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Marriage of Figaro. Image is a young woman in a wedding dress with veil holding out her arm with her hand held by a young man in a formal suit.

Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro, State Opera SA

Mozart’s delightful opera buffa gets a modern makeover.

Sibyl. image is a range of performers on a dark stage in wide outlandish costumes, one of whom is holding a large broom and casting a huge shadow on a backdrop that is also covered in projections of newspaper front covers.

Opera review: Sibyl, Sydney Opera House

A creative South African performance that dazzles the senses, ‘Sibyl’ marks a new era for Sydney's famed icon.


Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.

Love Letters. Image shows actor in 'A friendship of life and death' at Melbourne Fringe, bending character on empty stage wearing green costume with black sash and holding red string.

Theatre reviews: Love Letters and A friendship of life and death, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Ambitious shows aiming to bridge cultural understandings showed good intentions, but needed more development.


Performance review: The Blood Vote, Gasworks Arts Park

Fusing opera and circus, The Blood Vote by composer Jenny Game and librettist Caitlin Vincent sees Australian suffragist Vida Goldstein…

Jacqui Dark. Head of smiling woman with green eyes and blonde wavy hair against black backdrop.

Vale Jacqueline Dark

The 'indefatigably upbeat' Australian mezzo-soprano died this week, aged just 55.

performing arts. Against a green and blue backdrop with small images of two women, a woman with bleached blonde hair wearing a blue hoodie holds a musical keyboard while a woman with black wavy hair and sunglasses an black and blue coat holds a typing keyboard both in three-quarter profile.

What’s in store for season 2024 in the performing arts (part three)

Continuing our round-up of season launches from companies around the country, including a three-part theatrical epic and an ambitious restaging…


Overcoming threshold anxiety

Geelong Arts Centre’s redevelopment opens the venue up to the public eye, in a way that’s deliberately designed to ensure…

Opinions & Analysis

Why are we giving shows like Miss Saigon a rerun in 2023?

As the 1989 musical 'Miss Saigon' returns to stages, one can't overlook the overt racism underscoring the "classic" yet outdated…


Opera review: La Gioconda in Concert, Sydney Opera House

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann was the drawcard but Spanish soprano Saioa Hernández shone as the star of the evening, performing with…

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