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.