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15th April, 2019

Opera Australia: West Side Story

It’s 70 years ago that Leonard Bernstein called Stephen Sondheim and the idea for a modern musical along the lines of the story of Romeo and ...

15th April, 2019

Elixir of Love: Heady potion for country audiences

When you think of Victoria’s Gold Rush history, is opera something that immediately springs to mind? It does to Jamie Moffat, producer/director of GBD Productions. When ...

29th March, 2019

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical

Australia doesn’t have a great reputation with successful homegrown musicals, but the stage adaptation of the famous film version of Muriel’s Wedding can now join the ...

13th March, 2019

Viewpoint: Parsifal

As a member of  Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble, VOYCE, Hayley Jobson writes about her experience as a member of the chorus for Victorian Opera’s recent ...

06th March, 2019

Jersey Boys

With 34 musical numbers it would be easy to dismiss Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, as a mere juke box ...

28th February, 2019

Dramatic Venture for Andrea Katz

March 2019 sees what is being hailed as one of the most exciting theatrical events of the year on stage at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. Moisés Kaufman’s ...

Concert Reviews

Making it to the final round of the Sydney International Piano Competition is no mean feat. The gruelling schedule in which 32 hand-picked concert pianists compete …

In addition to the joy of hearing one of the greatest choral works of all time, when performed by major orchestras such as the Melbourne Symphony …

After nine years of giving regular piano recitals in the Melbourne Recital Centre, Hoang Pham draws a capacity audience into Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. There is clearly …

In many ways Pinchgut Opera’s first concert for 2019 was a mixture of the strange and wonderful. Perhaps the strangest aspect was the fact that Telemann’s …

This presentation served to show the intensity with which Mahler drew on the personal in his creative processes. It also most effectively opened up a work …

The wonderful acoustic and ambience of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall provided a showcase for Jordi Savall (on a 1697 bass viol) and Xavier Díaz-Latorre (theorbo and guitar, …