and pratfalls. We watch the characters’ wily plans, secret desires and outraged reactions all lead to chaos. There’s a selfawareness in this Sydney Theatre Company production that almost ruins the logic but ends up working as an extra layer. Biographica This world premiere by the Sydney Chamber Opera tells the story of the life of renaissance polymath Gerolamo Cardano. With Renaissance-inspired music by composer Mary Finsterer and direction by Janice Muller.