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Lucia Di Lammermoor

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Lucia Di Lammermoor is an opera that's sweet and delicate, true to the era in which it was written it takes no shame in romanticizing audience with its delicate orchestration and epic narrative. Victorian Opera have done justice to the work whilst being successful...


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Yummy is a performance presented in rich episodic tableau, with each scene ending then only to be replaced by another tangent, is a bit like the thought process of of a kid being let rampant in Willy Wonka's factory, hell bent on eating all...

Lyric Opera presents Pygmalion

There’s much to love about the obscure and simply delightful romp, presented by Lyric Opera  that is Pygmalion; a classic opera re-invented and re-imagined with a sense of fluidity that makes it difficult to differentiate between the “traditional” and the “contemporary”. To this point...

In Conversation With Carlos E. Bárcenas

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Opera, could it possibly be the grandest of all art forms? Grand not only in terms of sheer scale and spectacle, but of the narratives and stories that are most often explored, delving into the deepest realms of our emotional subtext, exploring love and...

Two Pairs of Shorts Review

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As far as low-rent theatre goes, this is a pretty fine example, relying not on theatrical bells and whistles but tight, witty dialogue, a scattering of clever references to topical issues and performances delivered by a strong and well-connected ensemble. Two Pairs Of Shorts,...

SMADJ from Istanbul and Paris to Australia.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Tunisian born, Parisian musician Jean-Pierre Smadja aka SMADJ who is currently on tour along the east coast of Australia performing with his signature Oud, both acoustic and electric.

KOOZA – Cirque du Soleil

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A night under the big top - it's a magical space where time may often stand still, taking adults back to their childhood when the circus would roll into town. These days if one mentions circus, they would most often think of the global...

Things of Stone and Wood – Exclusive Melbourne Show

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Their only Melbourne appearance for 2015 will be held at MEMO as an exclusive Christmas show with Special guests: THE OLD MARRIED COUPLE (Syd).

Heroes & Laments by Olive Knight

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I had the opportunity to be present for an interview between Olive Knight and 3CR’s Rhythm and Blues journalist Werner Martin for his Hot Damn Tamale show aired Saturday nights between 7 - 8pm. The interview is jammed full of interesting information as well as tracks and discussion about her latest album Heroes and Laments produced by Desert Feet Records.

‘The Voices of Tali’ review by Marian Webb

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Brash’s one-woman play is a knock-out. Staged at the brand-new Alex Theatre in Fitzroy Street St Kilda, ‘The Voices of Tali’ is inspired psycho-autobiography. But there’s more …