What's New

19th July, 2018

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly had its Opening Night at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong Friday July 13th, and is now touring regional centres – Opera Australia’s website lists ...

16th July, 2018

Victorian Opera: William Tell

Design or coincidence? Whatever the reason, Victorian Opera’s fine production of Willliam Tell could not have found a more appropriate night to open than July 14: ...

15th July, 2018

Melbourne Festival of Lieder and Art Song

When Patricia Price, Artistic Director of The Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS), gave the welcoming address, her excitement was understandable. With renowned ...

13th July, 2018

Mamma Mia!

It’s nearly 20 years since the Abba musical Mamma Mia! hit the international stage, and Australia welcomed this feel-good song and dance show in 2001. So the time ...

08th July, 2018

OA Schools Company: By the Light of the Moon

One of Opera Australia’s gifts to opera education is its schools program. The Schools Company gives around 400 performances a year to tens of thousands of ...

06th July, 2018

Swan Lake on Ice

In a swirl of snowflakes and fire The Imperial Ice Stars bring an untraditional Swan Lake to spectacular heights.  Swan Lake on Ice is an enormously entertaining ...

Concert Reviews

There might not have been much madness as promised in Sumi Jo’s recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre, but there was certainly a lot of love. …

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Mid-Season Gala on Saturday night opened with an assured account of Stravinsky’s The Fairy Kiss. Conceived for the Ida Rubinstein Dance Company …

More of an announcement. than a review, a media release from the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition tells it all … Trio Marvin triumphs at MICMC …

Last Sunday the Australian Chamber Orchestra delivered another brave and invigorating program, thoughtfully spacing three modern works to finish with a vigorous romp through Haydn’s “London” …

In a program at the Melbourne Recital Centre paying homage to British composer Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), Inventi Ensemble featured three of his shorter works alongside one …

We’re now at the pointy end of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and for this listener it’s a great pity to think it’ll all be …