La Traviata for $4

February 19, 2020 by  
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More than 400,000 people have been to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour since it launched in 2012 and to celebrate this milestone Opera Australia is offering 400 tickets for just $4 each to its 2020 production of La Traviata. Read more

Faust: McVicar’s devilish take on classic opera…an opera review by Victor Grynberg

February 13, 2020 by  
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One of France’s greatest ever composers, Charles Gounod had an immediate hit on his hands when his opera Faust finally premiered in Paris in 1859. Read more

Elena Kats-Chernin opera “Whitely” to be premiered next month

June 6, 2019 by  
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Opera Australia’s newly commissioned work about the turbulent life of iconic Australian artist Brett Whiteley and his vivacious wife Wendy will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on 15 July 2019.

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Saluting Hitler in Tosca

November 14, 2014 by  
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Imagine being Jewish and having to give the Nazi salute in front of hundreds of people. This is the discomfiting challenge faced by Sitiveni Talei in Opera Australia’s 2014 production of Tosca. Read more

Metropolitan Opera Stifles Free Exchange of Ideas About a Propaganda Opera…writes Alan Dershowitz

October 25, 2014 by  
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On Monday night I went to the Metropolitan Opera. I went for two reasons: to see and hear John Adams’ controversial opera, The Death of Klinghoffer; and to see and hear what those protesting the Met’s judgment in presenting the opera had to say. Read more

Art meets Greed

October 21, 2014 by  
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So what is art anyway?…asks Rabbi Laibl Wolf. Read more

Diaspora Jews a soft target…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

October 21, 2014 by  
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Next week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opens in New York. Read more