What's New

20th May, 2018

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most successful film musicals of the 20th  century, so many audience members queuing up to see this latest ...

16th May, 2018

Opera initiative opens up primary classrooms

A trip to the opera is a treat that’s not always equally available to young schoolchildren. Until now, that is. What’s more, this new Victorian Opera ...

10th May, 2018

Opera Australia: Don Quichotte

The original Don Quixote by Cervantes has inspired a number of adaptations that in turn have contributed to variety of written, dramatic and musical interpretations of the ...

28th April, 2018

Opera Australia: Tosca

Love, sex, jealousy, betrayal, murder, greed, misogyny – all standard fare in opera, and we accept it with equanimity. But menacing evil is something else, and ...

27th April, 2018

Alexander Briger: Australian World Orchestra

The Australian World Orchestra is soon to make its annual visit to Melbourne and Sydney, with a punishing schedule, if you count international travel as a ...

26th April, 2018

Opera Australia: La Traviata

From curtain up to Act Three’s closing death scene Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata had what it took to satisfy aficionados of this most loved ...

Concert Reviews

If one moment could sum up the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra’s recent concert in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, it was the opening chord of Peter …

Kristian Chong, well known to Australian audiences as piano recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and more recently as popular presenter on ABC Classic FM has, not …

In the popular imagination, the harp is often associated with angels and female musicians, but the harp’s latest international champion, Xavier de Maistre, calls to mind …

In the words of Syzygy’s Leigh Harrold, Claude Debussy’s innovative and expressive compositions have “allowed future generations of composers to be themselves”. For this reason, Syzygy …

Did you know that in Regional Country Victoria classical orchestral music is alive and well, with admirable annual concerts enriching several communities? The task of selecting …

On Saturday night the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti mesmerised Hamer Hall’s capacity audience with Brahms’ Second Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s monumental Fourth …