State Opera of South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Production reviews (3)

29 Jan - 29 Jan 2023
La traviata, Verdi,  
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Opera Review: La Traviata
Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most enduring and popular operas of the standard Western canon. It tells the story of socialite and courtesan Violetta and her love for Alfredo, which is so strong it leads her to leave him for his own good. Oh, and she is also dying of consumption, which used to be a popular plot point in the 19th century. Possibly because so many people did, in fac...
29 Jan - 29 Jan 2023
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A lively Barber of Seville in State Opera of South Australia's new home
Versatile conductor Graham Abbott surprisingly cut his Rossinian teeth on this occasion, getting right to the heart of the comedy and the helter-skelter nature of the music, and drawing excellent sound and pacing from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The overture was perfectly paced, with nice work from the woodwinds, foreshadowing the musical fun to come. The mostly male chorus of t... Strahle
Opera review: The Barber of Seville
Lindy Hume’s production of The Barber of Seville for State Opera South Australia is a delightful romp that uproariously brings to life the mischievous liar, womaniser and conman Figaro. It’s colourfully vivacious, flamboyant and, most importantly, extremely well sung. Plus it has a few clever modern touches, too, that hoist this venerable 200-year-old comic opera into the present. H...