Ellen Burstyn and a high-calibre Australian cast explore life, death and Beethoven.
The photographer and actress’s real-life encounter becomes a tantalising cocktail of truth and fiction.
A musically excellent, perceptively designed and directed production of Wagner’s final opera.
Britain’s renowned Baroque ensemble cut to the musical chase of Purcell’s semi-opera, with beautiful if not Arthurian results.
The indomitable Miriam Margolyes shines as the real-life vagrant who lived in playwright Alan Bennett’s front yard for 15 years.
A seemingly humble two-hander from America takes on the world, teasing, prodding and ultimately assaulting audiences’ unease about race.
The American mezzo delivered a Baroque rockstar performance, but the Orchestra of the Antipodes was no mere backing band.
A dream cast, sublime design, charming music and assured direction deliver a delightful end-of-year Shakespearian romp.
Songs became heartfelt, sometimes humorous theatre in the hands of a masterful actor-singer, who gripped the audience in this intimate concert.
This new commission gives an old story an entertaining makeover with style-hopping music, comedy and feminist attitude.
Rossini’s now rarely seen take on Shakespeare’s tragedy is hampered by the plot’s hollowed out drama.
Victorian Opera celebrates the centenary of Debussy’s death with an accomplished production of his only, highly enigmatic opera.
The inspiring story of Nelson Mandela’s struggle for justice becomes a surprisingly uninspired musical.