Robinson is no diva. She makes no claims for stardom, but borrows the light of stars. Her modesty is part of the magic. She is able to disappear and reappear in an instant, each time recreating a diva with a distinct voice, character and tormented history: drugs, alcohol, an early death and other tragedies.
This annual Christmas program of the Brandenburg Orchestra has become a popular event in Sydney and Melbourne. It offers a refined musical experience of the centuries-long traditions of Western art music that celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Sylvia Cornes certainly looked the part of Rickie Lee Jones with a sheer black mesh dress, a top hat with feathers and bare feet.
Yes, the bodies you see are perfect specimens of sculptured sixpacks and biceps you could walk over and get at least 2000 steps in. But they are muscles moving bodies in marvellous ways. These boys can dance and every movement is potent.
With the world struggling to find a new norm in these ever-changing circumstances, never has the phrase “the show must go on” been more apparent.
This is a production of which any director, cast and theatre company should be proud.