News & Reviews

Victorian Opera - Review, Herald Sun ★★★★

16th August 2016

Victorian Opera’s Laughter and Tears combines song and circus art to tell one of Italian opera’s great torrid stories Paul Selar, Reviewer, Herald SunAugust 15, 2016 2:34pm IN ASSOCIATION with Circus Oz, Victorian Opera’s ingenious new production Laughter and Tears uses circus arts to aid and illuminate one of Italian opera’s great torrid stories, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (1892). Artistic Director Richard Mills takes Pagliacci’s sto...

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Victorian Opera - Review, Herald Sun ★★★★

Victorian Opera - Review, Limelight: 'Artistic stars perfectly align." ★★★★

15th August 2016

Tony Way on August 14, An inspired and telling tale of two mediums: the opera and the circus. Laughter and tears. We know that opera has both in abundance, even if not always in the same work. And we also know that the genius of opera is that its laughter and tears somehow resonate with our own joys and sorrows, leaving us hopefully better off as a result of the encounter. Victorian Opera’s latest show, produced in collaboration with Circus ...

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Victorian Opera - Review, Limelight: 'Artistic stars perfectly align.

Circus Oz heads to Adelaide for first time in 10 years

28th July 2016

After rave reviews and standing ovations in Melbourne, we're taking TWENTYSIXTEEN on the road again! We're delighted to be heading back to Adelaide (where we haven't visited in 10 years!) and to be supporting Nature Foundation SA, with proceeds from all three shows going directly to their important work in nature conservation. So come along, support a great cause and have a great time! TWENTYSIXTEEN Thebarton Theatre, Torrensville Saturday 30...

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Circus Oz heads to Adelaide for first time in 10 years

Melbourne - TWENTYSIXTEEN closes Sunday! Don't miss out!

7th July 2016

After visiting some of Victoria's best regional venues and standing ovations in Brazil TWENTYSIXTEEN blew into the Big Top at Melbourne's Birarrung Marr park in June where it recieved rave reviews and four and half stars from The Age. But after nearly four weeks it's time to hit the road again so don't miss out!  TWENTYSIXTEEN is classic Circus Oz: absurd Australian larrikins pushing the boundries of possibilities and defying the laws of ph...

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Melbourne - TWENTYSIXTEEN closes Sunday! Don't miss out!

Melbourne - The Age; Review Circus Oz soars to new heights with terrifically confident show

17th June 2016

Rating: Four and a Half Stars. Circus Oz's Twenty-Sixteen has arrived in the familiar Melbourne Big Top, fresh off a short regional and international tour. With a few shows already delivered, the company at Thursday's gala night seem relaxed and confident, presenting a show with a bit of room to breathe and with opening night nerves (a problem in the past) already settled.  Fans of director Anni Davey will see her spin on this new pro...

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Melbourne - The Age; Review Circus Oz soars to new heights with terrifically confident show

Melbourne - Herald Sun; Review: Circus Oz back in style and on the up

17th June 2016

Rating: Four Stars. After some years of ups and downs in the wilderness, Circus Oz has its mojo back. It’s a very big year for Australia’s iconic circus company. A new artistic director is on the horizon and there’s a fresh enthusiasm catapulting, falling and rollerblading through the show TwentySixteen. Guest director and all-around circus dynamo Anni Davey has shaped some things old, some things new and some wacky and weird things into...

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Melbourne - Herald Sun; Review: Circus Oz back in style and on the up