What's New

18th November, 2017

Opera Australia: The Merry Widow

Opera Australia’s current production of The Merry Widow is a delightful confection, full of wonderful music, singing, dancing and unadulterated fantasy. Just as it was originally ...

14th November, 2017

Melbourne Opera: Roberto Devereux

Melbourne Opera manages to produce high quality operatic productions throughout the year without government funding. This is what makes their current production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux ...

13th November, 2017

Hoang Pham with Zelman Symphony

The pianist Hoang Pham has long been a friend to Classic Melbourne  since performing at our launch four  years ago and we keep a particular interest ...

29th October, 2017

Brigadoon -Review

To get into the spirit of Brigadoon you must be prepared to embrace a little magic of the past that contrasts with the glitzy superficiality of ...

28th October, 2017

An Australian Christmas

Whatever your faith, or views about Christmas, these last weeks before the main event make it a great time to be a music-lover in Melbourne. Not ...

20th October, 2017

Genevieve at home in Brigadoon

Soprano Genevieve Kingsford comes from a musical family. Her father, uncle and brother have all played in bands, but she is the only singer among instrumentalists. ...

Concert Reviews

The name of Penelope Thwaites is inevitably associated with that of Percy Grainger, both for her scholarship and always-welcome visits back to Melbourne to perform. On …

The Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage was bare, but for an upholstered adjustable piano stool, an orchestra chair, and between them a waist-high plinth. The near capacity …

Alexander Gavrylyuk, the Ukrainian/Australian pianist, who shot to fame winning the Hamamatsu Piano Competition in Japan as a teenager and later the even more prestigious Arthur …

For as long as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra continues to offer experiences such as found in “Bittersweet Obsessions: Monteverdi & Bach”, new enthusiasts of Baroque music …

Billed as the Season Finale Gala, Beethoven 9 was always going to attract an enthusiastic following. Although in my opinion it would stand admirably as the …

Now that the footy  season has come to a celebratory end and the Flemington roses are doing their best to provide the perfect setting for Melbourne’s …