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07th February, 2018

Review: Tristan and Isolde

Tackling increasingly difficult Wagner operas with notable success, Melbourne Opera braved the so-called “Tristan Curse” and, although not unscathed, produced a memorable performance of opera’s most ...

31st January, 2018

Priscilla -Queen of the Desert

Waiting anxiously to see whether this long-time favourite film makes an easy transition to the stage? Our reviewer’s verdict is in, and it’s glowing; ten years ...

22nd January, 2018

Wicked

It is certainly ambitious for any company to take on one of the biggest shows ever to hit Broadway, but to do it with a cast ...

19th January, 2018

Masterclass

Throughout history there have always been stellar, distinctively inimitable, executants of various artistic disciplines. It falls however to just a small handful of performing artists to ...

07th January, 2018

Biber: Missa Salisburgensis (at the Organs Of The Ballarat Goldfields Festival)

The Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival is another of the festivals that Classic Melbourne is pleased to highlight in January, relieving as it does the dearth of good ...

01st January, 2018

Dream Lover dazzles

Rarely have I attended an opening night when the standing ovation on all three levels of the State Theatre was as heartfelt and sincere as the one given on ...

Concert Reviews

The opening night of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s 2018 season, Thomas Tallis’ England in Sydney was an evening of exceptional performances and astute programming of music that told …

With inspired programming, Penny Quartet launched the 2018 Local Heroes series, Melbourne Recital Centre’s seventh year-long festival of chamber music that has continued to attract enthusiastic …

Well before 11am, the picturesque Church of St John the Evangelist in Flinders was already in need of extra chairs. An intimate venue, it can accommodate …

Reviewer Margaret Arnold enjoyed two very different concerts featuring piano, on weekend afternoons at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival …Travelling from Melbourne on Saturday, the extreme …

This boutique festival celebrating classical and fine music has flourished over eleven years with Artistic Director Julia Fredersdorff at the helm. Having decided to pass the …

Some Christmas concerts are driven by major orchestras bringing their choirs to the forefront, and surprising audiences other than their series subscribers, the only ones to …