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26th June, 2017

Victorian Opera: Cunning Little Vixen

Even before the singing, Victorian Opera’s Cunning Little Vixen captured the imagination as members of the adult and children’s chorus capered and crawled about the stage ...

25th June, 2017

Interview: Derek Welton

Bass-baritone Derek Welton started singing with the Australian Boys Choir before moving onto Melbourne Chorale. In 2004, he won the Encouragement Award at the Herald-Sun Arias ...

20th June, 2017

Interview: Lorina Gore

In May reviewer John Weretka reported that Opera Australia had broken new territory in King Roger, mounting the first opera in Polish the company had ever ...

18th June, 2017

The Sleeping Beauty

Artistic Director David McAllister’s production of The Sleeping Beauty opened like a gilded jewellery box sparkling with the beauty of a Peter Carl Fabergé treasure. With ...

07th June, 2017

Nutcracker: The Story of Clara

An Australian classic continues to ring soundly 25 years on from its debut, but now, Graeme Murphy’s retelling of the most popular classical ballet of all ...

02nd June, 2017

Melbourne International Singers Festival

With the weather turning so cold, we have a sure way of getting warm – rug up, get inside – and sing! Or go and listen ...

Reviews

Anyone familiar with classic music theatre will know the name Ethel Merman. But how many of us really know what she was like? That could be …

For the third and final performance of Haydn’s masterpiece The Creation, a good number entered the comfortable Hamer Hall over an hour early, to hear MSO’s …

It was barely a week since Melbourne audiences had been lured from their cosy homes to the different but still attractive warmth of the Melbourne Recital …

Melbourne has no shortage of fine musicians and full orchestras, but visitors are generally welcome, particularly those that bring a different perspective to both audiences and …

London-based Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko is a frequent and welcome visitor to our shores. As part of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s successful Great Performer Series he …

Having not seen a live production of this show ever, and with only a distant memory of the film version to draw on, I approached this …