What's New

01st March, 2017

The Production Company in 2017

Now in its 19th year of bringing musical delights to Melbourne audiences, The Production Company’s 2017 season is an eclectic one. We have a popular traditional ...

08th February, 2017

Music for Refugees

If, like Classic Melbourne, you’ve been disheartened by events at home and in the USA, especially in relation to the treatment of refugees, there are some ...

29th January, 2017

Australian musicians honoured

Once again the Australia Day Honours list is big on sport and community service, but it’s less cognisant of the contribution from the arts. Musicians, especially ...

19th January, 2017

Richard Mills’ Tribute

Richard Sydney Divall (1945 – 2017) Richard Divall’s great contribution to opera was in Melbourne, and Victoria generally. Fellow conductor, Richard Mills, the Artistic Director of ...

16th January, 2017

Farewell, loved conductor Richard Divall

This being the age of social media, friends and followers are more likely to hear of a death on their iPads or mobiles before the newspapers ...

10th January, 2017

Festival: Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields

It was one of our valued reviewers, John Weretka, who alerted Classic Melbourne to the annual festival, Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields, ten days of classical ...

Reviews

Ladies in Black is back in Melbourne and delighting audiences at the Regent Theatre. A return season of a hit Australian musical is something to stand …

The last Saturday night in February saw the opening of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) the latest production from Melbourne’s CitiOpera. It has a complex …

  Two of the Three Tenors were wowing audiences in Melbourne this week: Plácido Domingo, now a baritone, as a splendid Nabucco in this season’s Metropolitan …

The oratorio presented last weekend in two performances by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir directed by Paul Dyer was distinctive in far more ways than its …

Melbourne hasn’t exactly been starved of opportunities to hear Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, with performances by Newman College and Concerto Italiano in recent years. It was Ensemble …

The Lunar New Year signifies renewal and hope, in which family members join together to celebrate a fresh beginning. 2017 is the year of the Fire …