26 April 2013

Opera Australia review preview


Aida
A Masked Ball
Opera Australia
22 April 2013
23 April 2013
The State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne

Aida dates: 1,4,7,9,11 May
A Masked Ball dates: 26 April and 3 May



It was back-to-back Verdi for me this week. Opera Australia are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth by performing six of his 30 operas this year.  Melbourne gets two: Aida and A Masked Ball. Both celebrate the grand traditions of opera with big music, outrageous plots, huge ensembles (there really are non-singing sword carriers) and magnificent designs.
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Full review on AussieTheatre.com.

But in summary: Aida, snore; A Masked Ball, loved it.

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