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World Opera and Ballet 2009

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NOT: La Boheme, Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

NOT: La Boheme, Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

It really seems like every time I head to the cinemas for my dose of opera and ballet it is raining. Which just makes it a perfect match. This rainy Saturday afternoon it was the production of La Boheme from Teatro Real Madrid. As much as I love the Puccini opera I have to admit […]

HOT Alert: Week of 14 September

Not so busy this week, which is good because I really need to catch up on some old posts…. Melbourne Twitter Underground Brigade (@MTUB) have their monthly meeting to bring together Melbourne’s Twitterers. Softbelly Bar on Friday 18 September; La Boheme showing as part of the World Opera and Ballet season at Kino Cinemas on […]

HOT: La fille mal gardee, Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

In my view there’s no better way to spend a rainy weekend that to immerse yourself in the beauty of ballet. The Royal Ballet production of Frederick Ashton’s La fille mal gardee (The Wayward Daughter) starred my favourite ballerina Marianela Nunez with Carlos Acosta, and it was a frothy comedy full of pretty colours and […]

HOT ALERT: Week of 24 August 2009

Get ready readers! This week’s the beginning of the Melbourne Writers Festival and I will be attending three sold out events: live broadcast of ABC1’s Q&A on 27 August; filming of the ABC’s popular First Tuesdays Book Club on 28 August; and Chris Tsiolkas, author of The Slap in conversation on 30 August. What else […]

HOT: Giselle, Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

The second of my forays into World Opera and Ballet was the lovely 2006 production of Giselle by the Royal Ballet.  Romanian ballerina Alina Cojocaru was deservedly promoted to the top rank of Principal after this performance of Giselle –  her bright smile and blithe spirit were perfect for the innocent Giselle, her technique was […]

HOT: Carmen, Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

In my fabulous former life, I was able to attend many opera performances at my all-time-favourite London landmark, the Royal Opera House. However, I’m now a million miles away from Covent Garden, so I can only get my dose of world-class opera via World Opera and Ballet. Initially, I was uncertain as to how much […]

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