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13th October, 2018

The Met: Samson et Dalila

A ten-day trip to New York provided the opportunity to sample some operas and concerts, starting with the Met Opera’s new production of Saint-Saëns’ Samson et ...

13th October, 2018

PELLEAS AND MELISANDE

Simon Rattle calls Pelleas and Melisande “one of the most addictive pieces there is… almost more drug than opera”. Being the centenary of Debussy’s death, 2018 ...

12th October, 2018

Lagrime di San Pietro

Every year the Melbourne International Arts Festival showcases some works which attract exceptional interest and such was Lagrime di San Pietro – Tears of St. Peter –by  Orlando ...

11th October, 2018

MSO: Buddha Passion

Cheers, a standing ovation and a constellation of smartphone cameras greeted Tan Dun, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a stellar array of soloists at ...

11th October, 2018

Deb’s new work already a winner

Classic Melbourne has pleasure in passing on this announcement from the Melbourne Recital Centre… Melbourne Recital Centre is delighted to announce the recipient of the Merlyn Myer ...

02nd October, 2018

Li Cunxin

Much as Classic Melbourne celebrates the achievements of our home-grown performers, we are also proud of Melbourne’s reputation as a city that appreciates the Arts  and ...

Concert Reviews

It has been an especially gratifying week in Melbourne for devotees of the female voice. Sopranos Siobhan Stagg, Jessica Pratt and Emma Matthews and mezzosoprano Caitlin …

With much anticipation for this program, I joined a large audience in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall to hear a “passionate celebration of life, love and dance …

I must admit it was strange walking into Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and finding myself there with about 40 other people on Tuesday night. This auditorium holds 700 …

This was a night for Wagner tragics.  Two world-class international soloists, Eva-Maria Westbroek, and Frank Van Aken were supported by Australian Daniel Sumegi, in an all-Wagner …

It’s always an exhilarating prospect when a youthful orchestra takes on “the repertoire”, especially if you’re in the audience. All sorts of things can happen; it …

It was a jam-packed audience that gathered at the Melbourne Town Hall for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s concert last Friday and it surely must have had …