The State Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular operetta is a sparkling version that verges on anime.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 1787 opera was based on the legendary figure Don Juan, a rake and a seducer of women, but Mozart makes him a real villain. Set at a wedding, in Tuscany, the lead’s character is quickly shown to be charming, controlling and without conscience. Seducing anything in a skirt and finally killing the father of one of his conquests.
The theme of love and jealousy is familiar in operas; but Puccini does it so well and with beautiful music, well worth a visit by music lovers.
The latest production by the State Opera of South Australia is a magical concoction of song, dance and colour. Written by Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in 1905 The Merry Widow has enjoyed popularity right up to today.
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.
This cabaret compendium is a well-structured programme of Lehrer’s satirical songs, both famous and obscure.
The pairing of these two is interesting, as it’s immediately apparent that they both belong to two different genres,
Tim Winton’s 'Cloudstreet' is a modern classic. It is a story of battlers, of great heartache and hidden pain, but also of familial love and hope for the future.
Mozart’s popular Magic Flute has been given a light, modern re-imagining by director and designer, David Lampard, as part of State Opera’s 2016 Evolved season.
The Magic Flute is the tale of two friends, Pamino and Papageno who undertake a quest from The Queen of the Night.
Once again, Co-Opera presented a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding evening of fine music under the musical direction of Brian Chatterton, and the direction of Nicholas Cannon.
Under the Direction of Nicholas Cannon, who also sings the role of Onegin, and the Musical Direction of Brian Chatterton, this is a marvellous evening of opera. Make this a unique Christmas treat for yourself and the whole family.
Once again, Co-Opera presented a terrific evening of entertainment with enthusiastic, energetic, animated and beautifully sung performances, with plenty of focus on the comedy as W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan once again poke fun at class distinction and hypocrisy.
This is an excellent effort from all concerned and deserves full houses, but it only has a few performances, so book quickly.