15 Oct 2006
A bold step in the right direction
Vincent Plush [The Australian, 16 October 2006]
Lucia di Lammermoor
By Donizetti. Opera Queensland. Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, October 14. Also on Thursday (6.30pm) and , Saturday (1.30pm), October 24, 26 and 28. Tickets: $36-$133. Bookings: 136 246.
THIS is the most impressive production I have seen from Opera Queensland in six years. Australia's second largest opera company is one that government ministers and captains of industry love to dress up for, while only proffering subsistence support. It attracts the fickle upwardly mobile set, drawn to its predominantly conservative productions. Occasionally, it delivers winners.