The State Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular operetta is a sparkling version that verges on anime.
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, based on the Greek legend, is a short, challenging piece, with an incomplete score. Composed in the 17th century, it is regarded as the oldest opera in English.
Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.
Verdi’s immense and powerful Requiem will be presented by State Opera of South Australia (SOSA) for two nights only at Adelaide Festival Theatre this August.
SOSA has launched their 2015 season, featuring much-loved classics like Don Giovanni, Faust and the Verdi Requiem, and a number of smaller works.
One of Australia’s most distinguished mezzo-sopranos teams up with the 80-piece Adelaide Youth Orchestra to present its Maestro Series 2 Britannia concert under the baton of guest conductor, Nicholas Braithwaite.
State Opera have found a winning approach to Offenbach’s operetta that is sure to win friends and influence people, but be prepared for aching ribs, because this production will have you laughing your head off. You might just want to see it twice.