Pick of the week the­atre

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Melba Help­mann Award-win­ning so­prano Emma Matthews (pic­tured) leads the mu­si­cal ren­di­tion around the life of opera diva Dame Nel­lie Melba. Melba blends con­tem­po­rary mu­si­cal the­atre with op­er­atic arias. It fol­lows Nel­lie’s hum­ble Mel­bourne child­hood and then love, star­dom and tragedy. The sup­port­ing cast fea­tures An­nie Aitken, Caitlin Berry, Blake Erick­son, Adam Ren­nie and Sa­muel Skuthorp. Di­rected by Wayne Har­ri­son. Hayes The­atre Co, 19 Green­knowe Av­enue, Sydney. To­day, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $70. Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or on­line. Du­ra­tion: 2hr 30min, in­clud­ing in­ter­val.

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