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    Opera Australia: The Turk in Italy

    From Italy's greatest master of laughs comes a riotous comedy with a knockout score. It skips and sparkles from the gruffest of bass notes to the impossibly high reaches of Stacey Alleaume's coloratura. Andrea Molino leads a cracking team of comic talents, including Paolo Bordogna in his side-splitting performance as the Turk. Simon Phillips' playful production wrings every last laugh from Rossini's ridiculous romp. Gabriela Tylesova's gelato-coloured costumes and clever, cartoonish sets are stars in their own right: a candied cherry on top of this rather outrageous ice-cream sundae. “It's just about as much fun as you can have in an opera house,” said Phillips, and the critics agreed.

    Date August 10, 2018 - September 1, 2018
    Time 7:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sydney Opera House
    New South Wales