News

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

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 …

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2019 has presented a new Australian musical at Chapel off Chapel. True to their values, the festival has championed Australian talent for …

The near capacity audience was enthusiastic in its response to the Australian National Academy of Music’s performance of the complete version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s great …

For its June concert the MCO made an excursion to the Iwaki Auditorium in the ABC Southbank Centre. It turned out to be an ideal venue …