It’s 16 years since Barrie Kosky, ratbag genius of ustralian theatre, left for Europe. In the intervening years, he has established an international reputation as an opera director, with around 40 audacious productions to his name – none of which have been seen at home.

The last mainstage opera the Melbourne-born director staged here was Alban Berg’s Wozzeckfor Opera Australia in 1999. But that is about to change, with three Kosky productions arriving in Australia in as many years....

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