The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Sey­mour Cen­tre, City Road and Cleve­land Street, Sydney. To­day, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $35$44. Bookings: (02) 9351 7940 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 19. Du­ra­tion: 1hr 50min, no in­ter­val. The Tele­scope The Tele­scope is an absurdist piece in­spired by the forcible re­moval of thou­sands of res­i­dents in China’s Guizhou province to con­struct the world’s largest ra­dio tele­scope. It is the last night be­fore the con­struc­tion of one such tele­scope deep within Sydney’s sub­ur­bia and the Lip­man fam­ily’s home of 35 years faces de­mo­li­tion. Lenny as­sumes her par­ents will use the gov­ern­ment’s com­pen­sa­tion pay­ment for pur­chas­ing a new house, but they have some­what dif­fer­ent ideas. Par­si­fal Renowned tenor Jonas Kauf­mann re­turns to the Sydney Opera House to take on the chal­leng­ing ti­tle role in this Opera Aus­tralia con­cert per­for­mance of Par­si­fal, also fea­tur­ing the Opera Aus­tralia Or­ches­tra un­der the ba­ton of con­duc­tor Pin­chas Steinberg. This tran­scen­dent mu­si­cal jour­ney is drawn from the Arthurian leg­ends of holy relics, en­chanted maid­ens and faith­ful knights. Sung in Ger­man with English sur­titles. Sydney Opera House, Con­cert Hall, Ben­ne­long Point. Tonight, 6pm. Tick­ets: $99$335. Bookings: (02) 9318 8200 or on­line. Un­til Mon­day. Flune (Shaun Parker, above with Lu­cia Mas­tran­tone) and Rhonda Flune (Mas­tran­tone) take the au­di­ence on a quest to find the per­fect re­la­tion­ship in a pro­duc­tion where TV soap opera meets art-house film. Can­berra The­atre Cen­tre, Lon­don Cir­cuit. Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, 8pm. Tick­ets: $35-$55. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line. Du­ra­tion: 65min.

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