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‘SHOULD an Oratorio written 300 years ago be performed today? If you love well-crafted productions and superbly sung performances, the answer is yes’ (City News)


‘Tobias Cole’s impressive production works on every level’ (Canberra Critics Circle)


‘the chorus put their heart and soul into the dramatic representations of grief, terror and finally triumphant salvation’ (Canberra Times)


‘placing a 32-voice chorus and a trio of trumpets in balconies (and a diminutive timpani player on stage) was an effective coup de theatre’ (Limelight Magazine)

‘a production which has set a significantly high benchmark for this emerging, highly specialised, opera company’ (Arts Review)


Esther resonates after the curtain has come down, ensuring that the music of Handel is heard, energetically discussed and enjoyed by contemporary Canberra audiences’ (Canberra Times)