What's New

23rd August, 2017

BK Opera La Traviata

For all the talk about opera dying, there’s a surprising amount of it in Melbourne these days: from the adventurous Victorian Opera’s ongoing success and Melbourne ...

13th August, 2017

MSO: There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood signified a point of departure of sorts for filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, whose previous works (Hard Eights, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia) recounted stories ...

09th August, 2017

Melbourne Opera: Lohengrin

After making the metaphorical leap across Collins Street last year for Tannhäuser, Melbourne Opera returns to the Regent Theatre for its next shot at the grand ...

08th August, 2017

PEACE – A Cantata for John Monash

His name is found all over Melbourne; Monash is a famous Australian university, and the city of Monash is one of the larger and most diverse in ...

30th July, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar

It’s startling to realize that Jesus Christ Superstar was born from the fertile brain of a 21-year-old composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, along with his lyricist Tim ...

25th July, 2017

MSO: Amadeus

Milos Forman’s sumptuous biopic was penned by Peter Shaffer, based on Shaffer’s eponymous stage play. The approach to telling the story of prodigious composer Wolfgang Amadeus ...

Concert Reviews

In a first for Classic Melbourne we introduce the artist before his performance, and will follow up with a review later in the week. Donald Nicolson …

Shortly before 5pm, concert-goers escaped from an icy Melbourne winter afternoon into the warmth of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, eager to hear the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and …

Ludovico’s Band returned to the Melbourne Recital Centre’s intimate Salonfor the second of three concerts celebrating Monteverdi’s 450th birthday this year. Entitled Operatic Genius, the program …

Thoughtful programming and an excellent standard of performance by the Tinalley String Quartet have once again made braving the Winter cold for their concerts well worth the …

Melbourne audiences’ love affair with the music of Johannes Brahms has been enduring and passionate. It therefore comes as no surprise that we have been favoured …

It is always a joy to return to the Melbourne Town Hall to hear the Melbourne Symphony, especially to hear such a late nineteenth-century focused program …