REVIEW: Don Giovanni (NZ Opera)

September 23, 2014
Striking set sizzles [by Sharu Delilkan] When I heard that the NZ Opera was finally staging Don Giovanni, after it had been performed at the Christchurch Arts Festival last year, I was adamant not to miss this larger than life production. And unlike some productions that promise a lot and deliver very little, this NZ Opera production not only met […]

Reflections: Christchurch Arts Festival

September 3, 2013
Shaken, not stirred [by Sharu Delilkan] We were privileged to be invited by Tiffany Harkess General Manager of the Christchurch Arts Festival to review and absorb the festival last weekend. Ten years after being in the city itself for me was a shock, with multiple aftershocks as one of our friends Rebecca gave us a guided walking tour of where […]

REVIEW: Hotel (The Christchurch Arts Festival)

September 3, 2013
Hotel Secrets [by Sharu Delilkan] The all-too-familiar experience began as we entered The Rendezvous Hotel to see the Christchurch Arts Festival show Hotel. We walked into the reception and spoke to the concierge who said that we would be called when the show was about to begin. What I’m referring to is all the unknowns we are confronted with when […]