This is a love story that moves from a Cold War Russian submarine to an Appalachian snow field, following four stories and 11 characters as they navigate the timeless terrain of falling in love. Written by award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Adam Mitchell. SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross. Opens Wednesday, 7pm. Tickets: $19$38. Bookings: (02) 9361 3817 or online. Until August 6. At Last: The Etta James Story Starring Australian vocalist Vika Bull, At Last tells the story of soul legend Etta James and features some of her most famous tunes, including Tell Mama, Something’s Got a Hold On Me and, of course, At Last. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Today, 2pm and 8pm, Tickets: $74-$119. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Ends tomorrow. choreographic blend. As Carmen, French mezzosoprano Clementine Margaine (pictured) was a subtly seductive free spirit rather than a sexually supercharged siren. As Don Jose, Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee (pictured) was equally impressive. Fortunately, the smaller supporting roles were strongly sung and the Opera Australia chorus impressed. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Thursday, 7.30pm. Tickets: $44-$330. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777. Until August 12. Duration: 2hr 50min, including interval.