A classic of early English theatre, this tale of bloody revenge is imperfectly reimagined as Gothic horror.
Patricia Maunder has been an arts journalist since the 1990s, interviewing the likes of Sir Andrew Davis and Renée Fleming, and contributing to publications such as The Age and Opera (UK). Based in Melbourne, she’s passionate about opera, theatre and anything Baroque.
Articles by Patricia Maunder
Even actors as talented as Sheridan Harbridge and Jing-Xuan Chan can’t make this two-hander about love and grief particularly memorable.
This musically and visually delightful production of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta kicks off a new era for Victorian Opera.
Clever, funny and with a winning leading man, Tim Minchin’s music theatre take on the classic movie is a treat.
A gifted cast of veterans play teenagers in this clever, funny and poignant trip down memory lane.
A cast of rising stars and veteran talents deliver an entertaining, sometimes inspired new production of this nostalgic, feel-good musical.
Richard Mills’s new opera reaches for the stars, but they don’t quite align for the outgoing Victorian Opera Artistic Director
Through the wonders and shortcomings of technology, the legendary soprano makes her Melbourne debut 46 years after her death.
A small but mighty production of the Tony Award-winning musical about fabulous footwear and accepting people for who they are.
An exciting showcase – not just for Lior and his new song cycle, but also for the MCO’s string players.
Dickens’ festive classic is cleverly reinvented with cross-cultural humour, heart and Christmas magic.
This playful and intriguing adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending novel rethinks musical-theatre conventions.
An unforgettable display of technique, artistry and talent from the Peruvian star – and stage personality to seal the deal.