Opera

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Old Fitz The­atre, 129 Dowl­ing Street, Wool­loomooloo. Opens Tues­day, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $25$35. Book­ings: 0409 020 119 or on­line. Un­til De­cem­ber 20. King Lear Ge­of­frey Rush and Neil Arm­field give us a fear­ful and heart­break­ing Lear. It is based in the cen­tral irony of this great­est of plays: that as the old king sinks into the most ab­ject of states he as­cends into L’Amant Jaloux The French comic op­eras cre­ated by An­dre Gretry in the late 18th cen­tury gar­nered the at­ten­tion of Marie An­toinette, who made the Bel­gian com­poser her per­sonal di­rec­tor of mu­sic from 1774. One of his most fa­mous works, L’Amant Jaloux (The Jeal­ous Lover), was first per­formed in Ver­sailles in 1778, fea­tur­ing a li­bretto by Thomas Hales. Pinchgut Opera will pro­duce the work, with Ed Lyon and Ce­leste Lazarenko as the cen­tral lovers, Don Alonze and Leonore. City Recital Hall, An­gel Place, Sydney. Tonight, 7pm. Tick­ets: $30-$135. Book­ings: (02) 8256 2222 or on­line. Ends Tues­day.

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