It’s been a busy year for our critics, but also for our readers, with so many wonderful shows to see and read about! Here are the top ten most-read live reviews on Limelight in 2017.

10. Richard 3 (Bell Shakespeare)

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“Kate Mulvany juggles charming wit and cunning ruthlessness in a visceral performance as the ‘bunch-back’d king.”

9. Muriel’s Wedding the Musical (Sydney Theatre Company)

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“With a fantastic score and a brilliant Muriel, the musical of the iconic film more than lives up to the hype.”

8. King Roger (Opera Australia, Sydney Festival)

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“Szymanowski rarity marries spectacular staging with an intense erotic charge.”

7. Carmen (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Opera Australia)

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“With plenty of colour and spectacle, lovers of Carmen’s hits won’t be disappointed.”

6. La Traviata (Opera Australia)

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“Ermonela Jaho’s tragic heroine earns a well-deserved standing ovation.”

5. Dinner (Sydney Theatre Company)

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With vicious repartee and wounding games, this is a dinner to remember.”

4. Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci (Opera Australia)

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Michieletto flashes his verismo credentials as Torre goes for double gold.”

3. Saul (Glyndebourne Opera, Adelaide Festival)

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“Kosky’s baroque extravaganza could power SA’s electricity grid for a month.”

2. Parsifal (Opera Australia)

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“Kaufmann isn’t the only thing that impresses in a superlative night of Wagner singing.”

The Most-Read Live Review on Limelight in 2017

1. Nude Live (Sydney Dance Company, AGNSW, Sydney Festival)

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“All of human life is here, brilliantly juxtaposed both with and without clothes.”


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