A valuable historical account of American classical music icon Aaron Copland conducting some of his best known compositions.
An enjoyable Opera Australia production of Puccini’s La Boheme is presented. The young singers in the cast look their parts and deliver some fine singing.
Cyrano de Bergerac, a rarely performed 20th century opera, is a star vehicle for the primo tenore, Placido Domingo. In spite of an uninspired score, and issues with videography and sound, it is worth a watch to see one of the operatic legends of our time, making the most of the hero with the large nose.
This is an over-the-top highly modern realization, a la MTV, of Berlioz’s first opera Benvenuto Cellini from the 2007 Salzburg Festival. It is visually arresting, has consistently high performance values, and, with a few reservations, is 2 hours of nonstop fun.