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Music review: Dido & Aeneas

State Opera is experimenting with staging a classic opera in a modern venue – the former industrial warehouse that is now Plant 4, Bowden – with this presentation of Henry Purcell’s passionate tale of a consuming love affair.

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Resurrecting the 'lost operas of Oz'

State Opera SA will shine a spotlight on three ‘lost’ Australian operas in its 2019 season, including two works to be presented in the historic Queen’s Theatre and “a deadly serious choral fantasy” based on a Louis Carroll poem.

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Review: The Pearl Fishers

Desiree Frahn shines as the golden priestess in State Opera’s picturesque realisation of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, which tells the story of two men who fall in love with the same woman.

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Review: Verdi Spectacular

State Opera and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra have combined with the music of Giuseppe Verdi to produce a spectacular evening’s entertainment.

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Review: State Opera’s Die Fledermaus

Director David Lampard’s State Opera production of the Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus is set in Beverly Hills, where the characters are busting to get to a celebrity party thrown by a Hollywood producer.