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Jason Whittaker

Jason Whittaker

Jason Whittaker is a journalist, editor, and broadcast producer in Sydney. He has contributed commentary and criticism on live performance in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. His work has been published by the ABC, The Australian, The Guardian, Crikey, Limelight, and Daily Review.

‘The Phantom of the Opera: An al fresco reinvention of a perennial favourite’ by Jason Whittaker

ABR Arts 28 March 2022
I don’t remember why we were talking about The Phantom of the Opera, the nuclear-proof blockbuster that has rung out from multiple cities every day since its London première in 1986. But I do remember the question posed so absurdly by my psychiatrist that it made me scoff, like the diva Carlotta discovering that she’s been relegated to a minor role in the masked one’s fiendish new score. ... (read more)