Performance Art Reviews

The Voice Live Grand Finale 2014 – The Winner is Anja Nissen

The Voice Live Grand Finale 2014 – The Winner is Anja Nissen

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The Voice Australia 2014, packed with powerhouse performances saw the acclaimed singer Anja Nissen from team Will.I.am win the Grand Finale from Jackson Thomas

Pinchgut Opera The Chimney Sweep – Art of Finding Mr Right

Pinchgut Opera The Chimney Sweep – Art of Finding Mr Right

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Singing with great finesse the Pinchgut Opera took Sydney by storm on opening night with their really quite wonderful production of The Chimney Sweep by Italian composer Antonio Salieri (1750 – 1825). The show was definitely ‘smooth not sleazy‘ and full of very special moments in music. Fino fino sopra…

Opera Australia’s Carmen – A Pinnacle of Opera Achievement

Opera Australia’s Carmen – A Pinnacle of Opera Achievement

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OA’s Carmen was dramatic, full-bodied and by way of dramatic contrast full of empathy, warmth and compassion as its star captured the essence of a complex woman

Eugene Onegin –  Triumph for Tchaikovsky and Opera Australia

Eugene Onegin – Triumph for Tchaikovsky and Opera Australia

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Eugene Onegin a tale of love given freely, rejected with scorn and regretted when it’s all far too late, finally consigned to being a memory tinged with remorse

Opera Australia’s Rigoletto – Power, Revenge & Rebirth Pains

Opera Australia’s Rigoletto – Power, Revenge & Rebirth Pains

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Opera Australia’s Rigoletto blurs the boundaries between ‘anarchy and respectability’ and above all reveals how we handle the two imperatives; power and revenge

AZTECS – Access the Mystery, The Empire & Admire the Art

AZTECS – Access the Mystery, The Empire & Admire the Art

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At the Australian Museum Sydney the exhibition AZTECS reveals how their sophisticated economic and cultural ethic of the 16th century rivaled cities in Europe

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Julia Lezhneva – Jewel in Crown of Hobart Baroque, Alleluia

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Julia Lezhneva, “… a jewel in the crown of Hobart Baroque” said Leo Schofield, adding his voice to the thunderous acclamation and numerous standing ovations we witnessed being received by the diminutive Russian soprano from her appreciative audience on Sunday night 30th March 2014 at Hobart. At her concert in…

Xavier Sabata – Bad Guy Becomes a Good Guy at Hobart Baroque

Xavier Sabata – Bad Guy Becomes a Good Guy at Hobart Baroque

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On Saturday 29th March 2014 accompanied by the spirited and sophisticated playing of the glorious Orchestra of the Antipodes led by Hobart Baroque’s resident genius music maestro Erin Helyard, the completely cool Catalan Countertenor Xavier Sabata, he with the voice of pure gold and a man with the most charming…

Hobart Baroque 2014 – Orlando, Opening Night Fun & Fabulous

Hobart Baroque 2014 – Orlando, Opening Night Fun & Fabulous

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The Hobart Baroque 2014 Opening Night of Orlando was one of pure joy for audience & players, who admired the ambiance & production at the historic Theatre Royal

Rally by Nike Savvas – Bountiful Bunting Bringing Happiness

Rally by Nike Savvas – Bountiful Bunting Bringing Happiness

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Rally, a contemporary art installation by Nike Savvas at the Art Gallery NSW is about enjoying and sharing a magical moment in time in a world full of promise

Genius and Ambition – A Show Worth the Road Trip to Bendigo

Genius and Ambition – A Show Worth the Road Trip to Bendigo

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Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts London 1768-1918 illustrates the influence of British art on Australian art is well worth a road trip to Bendigo