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03rd June, 2019

Opportunity knocks in many ways

At yesterday’s sell-out concert I had to ask myself several times whether it was really 13 years since Melbourne was introduced to its new choir. I ...

14th June, 2019

VIEWPOINT Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace

This Viewpoint concentrates on a landmark work in Australian music:  the EUMERALLA requiem, by opera singer turned composer Deborah Cheetham AO. It was given a major performance ...

13th June, 2019

Interview from Europe with Russell Harcourt

Classic Melbourne loves to report on success of Australian artists overseas, and so we welcome this interview of Russell Harcourt by our regular reporter Vanessa Taylor. ...

Reviews

American pianist Stephen Kovacevich, a frequent visitor to these shores, has for more than half a century delighted audiences with his extensive and wide-ranging catalogue of …

When it comes to bums on seats you can’t beat nostalgia. So the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra would have been delighted with the full house for its …

With Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director and Conductor Richard Mills at the helm, opera lovers can be assured that every attempt will be made to have them …

As part of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series in the Primrose Potter Salon, guitar duo Ziggy and Miles Johnston presented a selection of popular …

On Thursday night the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presented its Mid-Season Gala featuring recently-married Chinese pianist Lang Lang. A global superstar ever since his appearance at the …

Judy – Australia- 1964 is a triumph for its leading lady Liane Keegan and new company Skunkworks Productions. Written by Bill Farr, the show traces the …

“Inspired by the Camino de Santiago, Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles is a mesmerising journey in sound that mirrors the pilgrim’s progress.” It’s all about place. …

Victorian Opera’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music is a winner. While I have seen other productions of this musical, it has never been …

Some argue that society no longer values the ballets of yesteryear, that the classical aesthetic is no longer relevant to modern-day audiences. Should you agree then …