AUTHOR: Vanessa Taylor

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Interview from Europe with Russell Harcourt

13th June, 2019

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. In 2016, countertenor Russell Harcourt performed the role of Nero in Agrippina at the Brisbane Baroque Festival, earning a Helpmann Award nomination. That production of Agrippina originally hailed from…Read More

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Li Cunxin

2nd October, 2018

Much as Classic Melbourne celebrates the achievements of our home-grown performers, we are also proud of Melbourne’s reputation as a city that appreciates the Arts  and practitioners in many fields:  classical music of course, but also  theatre, dance, publishing  and more …. And we welcome the chance to find out more about our visitors. So…Read More

Interview with Thomas Hampson

6th June, 2018

It’s hard to know where to start with Thomas Hampson. The American baritone is enjoying a remarkably diverse career traversing through Wagner, Handel, Copeland, Léhar, Irving Berlin and so many more. He’s in Australia for first time to share his passion for Mahler and American song in recitals at Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney Opera…Read More

Australian Ballet: Murphy

26th March, 2018

Graeme Murphy deserves this tribute. Not only is it 50 years ago that he started his professional career in the Australian Ballet’s corps de ballet but he is Australia’s best known choreographer internationally. The Australian Ballet takes a bold approach to this tribute. It could have staged a triple bill of Murphy’s works, but instead…Read More

Genevieve at home in Brigadoon

20th October, 2017

Soprano Genevieve Kingsford comes from a musical family. Her father, uncle and brother have all played in bands, but she is the only singer among instrumentalists. A few years ago, she followed the call of music and put aside the career she had planned in science. She made her professional debut as Johanna in an…Read More

Interview: Derek Welton

25th June, 2017

Bass-baritone Derek Welton started singing with the Australian Boys Choir before moving onto Melbourne Chorale. In 2004, he won the Encouragement Award at the Herald-Sun Arias and the following year was Runner-up. He is now under contract to Deutsche Oper Berlin and this year makes his debut at both the Bayreuth Festival and the Salzburg…Read More