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24th September, 2018

The Capulets and The Montagues

Described as being “committed to presenting creative and accessible opera for everyone, and evolving the art form in adventurous ways”, Victorian Opera certainly showed why they ...

20th September, 2018

Australian Ballet: Spartacus

The world premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new production of Spartacus brought a full house to its feet.  Director and choreographer Lucas Jervies along with his ...

19th September, 2018

HUSH 18: COLLECTIVE WISDOM

There was an excited buzz in the crowded foyer of the Melbourne Recital Centre as people lined up to buy the latest CD issued by the ...

14th September, 2018

Tomfoolery

We have two reviews of Tomfoolery for you, the first by  Jon Jackson, written on  September 13, 2018… It has been quite a long time since I ...

06th September, 2018

Dialogues des Carmélites

Abbotsford Convent could not have been a more appropriate setting for a performance of Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Based on a true story, this devastatingly ...

31st August, 2018

Mimir Chamber Music Festival

Mimir Chamber Music Festival attracts accolades across two continents, whether at its home base in Fort Worth Texas, or at its second home at the Melbourne Conservatorium ...

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 …