A Masked Ball
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.
Full review on AussieTheatre.com.
But in summary: Aida, snore; A Masked Ball, loved it.