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Opera review: The Marriage of Figaro

Setting The Marriage of Figaro in the Houses of Parliament might sound anathema to lovers of this opera, but the comedy it brings is thoroughly up-to-date and worthy of a TV sitcom. This State Opera SA production is brilliant.

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Bold sets and Game of Thrones-inspired costumes add to the dramatic intensity of the State Opera South Australia and West Australian Opera co-production 'Macbeth'. Photo: James Rogers / West Australian Opera
Music

Macbeth: An operatic rollercoaster ride fuelled by bloodthirsty ambition

Stuart Maunder’s production of Macbeth for State Opera South Australia promises to be a fearsomely truthful account of Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece, performed with some of Australia’s finest singers on a set reminiscent of Game of Thrones.

Commentary

The making of music theatre masters

Ahead of State Opera’s upcoming celebration of the great composers of musical theatre, artistic director Stuart Maunder looks at the huge influence of Sondheim – especially on Lin Manuel-Miranda, the multi-award-winning creator of pop culture phenomenon Hamilton.