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Verdi: La Traviata (Sydney Opera House 2012) (Emma&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Emma Matthews
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Operas should be revitalised by new inspiration to make them relevant to today's new audiences rather than preserved in camphor. Opera Australia's new venture of a once-a-year opera performance on Sydney Harbour is a way of doing this as it challenges even the most basic tenets of putting on an opera. Directed by Francesca Zambello this La Traviata is a triumph of technical ingenuity in every aspect from the floating mirrored stage, to the suspension of the giant chandelier, to the amazing audio.

The stage props are necessarily sparse as there is minimal space for storage and no convenient curtain to effect scene changes behind. Yet, the props used are stunningly oversized and… Read more
Puccini: La Boheme (Sydney Opera 2011) (Opera Aust&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ji-Min Park
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Berlin and La Bohème, 21 Jan 2013
This is a beautiful rendition of La Bohème; the singing throughout is superb, as is the acting. The setting has been moved by director Gale Edwards from 1840s Paris to 1930s Berlin to great effect as every element of the libretto still works perfectly within this timeframe.

Ji-Min Park [Rodolfo], José Carbó [Marcello] David Parkin [Colline] and Shane Lowrencev [Schaunard] all work well together as the four friends. Yet it is the believability of the interaction between Ji-Min Park and Takesha Meshé Kizart [Mimì] that caught my attention, for once I found it credible that Rodolfo had fallen instantly in love with a beautiful face and that… Read more
RED LAPTOP CASE 17" & 19"   NB19R by Brilliant
I needed a case to take my 19" laptop, and in a hurry. I ordered this at 10.35am with express delivery and it was with me by 9.15am the next morning.

The case is a clean pillar box red with smart black trim, carrying handle as well as an adjustable shoulder strap with padded shoulder section.

The internal padded divider has Velcro fastenings so you can move it to any position inside the case to suit your laptop and wires. It easily takes my 19" laptop, wires and mouse. There is room for a folder or two, plus separate additional storage provided inside the top.

On the outside front there is a generous A4plus size padded pocket with Velcro fastening on the… Read more