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Opera

Opera

★★★★☆ Turned 90 this year, John Joubert's speculative Brontë opera lands at last.
★★★★☆ Violin-less opera is the epitome of Ossian’s gloomy Romanticism.
★★★★☆ If only Puccini had lived, but meanwhile try Berio’s ending.
★★★★☆ A neglected Italian masterpiece given the kiss of life by the Irish.
★★★★★ Countertenor Jaroussky breathes new life into an old story.
★★★★☆ Bellini's student debut is lovingly restored in this premiere recording.
★★★★☆ Handel oratorio proves fertile ground for operatic passions.
★★☆☆☆ Thrilling baroque rediscoveries blighted by a struggling soloist.
★★★½☆ Visceral Vivaldi brought vividly to life by Sydney’s very finest.
★★★★☆ Catharsis is the musical equivalent of a good cold shower.

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