News

16th May, 2019

Editorial: Kooyong’s Classical Champion

It would be a brave voter indeed, who would assess the arts policies and probable programs of the major parties, so little has been said in ...

10th May, 2019

Review: McKenney plays Barnum

Did you love the film The Greatest Showman? Well come and see the real story in the new live production of Barnum the Circus Musical at ...

06th May, 2019

Opera Australia makes friends

It isn’t a new production, although there are definite plot possibilities for aspiring librettists! Sydney has tried and embraced Opera Australia’s initiative, and now, this season, ...

Reviews

The Brodsky Quartet, veterans of the quartet genre and champions of creative collaborations and with over 45 years experience, performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre on …

This production is a multi-faceted theatrical experience, very immediate and relatable on many levels. The story was developed as a sequel to The Man Who Fell …

Opera Australia’s current production of Così fan tutte was first staged at the Sydney Opera House in 2016. Visually, it is especially beautiful – in the …

The opening night of Verdi’s masterpiece had an eventful and unexpected start; Rigoletto was 20 minutes late getting underway as ushers tried to negotiate with a …

What better antidote to the tedium of a federal election campaign than spending a rain-soaked Friday night with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a Russian-hued program …

Poor Salieri. His name has been besmirched by rumours of involvement with Mozart’s death almost since the event itself. As drama, the construction has suited writer …

Adding a note of domestic intimacy, the Persian carpet had been rolled out in the Primrose Potter Salon for Songmakers Australia’s “Mediterranean Feast”. The menu comprised …

There is always anticipation of an event such as the presentation of a work of such significance as this. At a time when J.S. Bach’s reputation …

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 …