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Virus bringing curtain down on SA arts and entertainment

UPDATED: Cirque du Soleil has cancelled upcoming Adelaide performances of its new show KURIOS, State Opera SA has suspended two productions – including outdoor epic Carmina Burana – and many other SA shows and arts organisations are likely to be hit hard by new rules sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Music

Opera review: Madama Butterfly

Artistic director Stuart Maunder wraps up his debut season at State Opera with this gorgeous production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly: an opera whose rich beauty is as dissonant as ever with the appalling reality behind this troubling tale.

Music

Opera review: The Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta The Mikado is the most recognisable and most performed of their works. Delivered with fine singing and clever stage presentation, this Adelaide production of the 1885 show is vibrant and charming.