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Brand new benefits scheme offers even more music for our subscribers.
Respected conductor with proven eclectic tastes bodes well for WA opera lovers.
Enlightenment comes to Queensland as Brisbane breathes new life into Baroque blockbuster.
Governor-General recognises financial supporters ahead of Australian performers and artists.
Perth Festival’s Artistic Director will lead Melbourne Festival from 2016.
Wagnerian soprano will be worth five Garbos and two-and-a-half Bergmans from October.

Editor’s Choice

What are Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Cheryl Barker and Simon Tedeschi all doing on a cruise ship?
A look at the ethos of America’s hottest dance mavericks as they prepare to head down under.
Australia's finest musical minds tell us what they think makes our top 10 truly great.
One of Australia’s most iconic actors reveals her most cherished musical memories.
Sir Simon Rattle reveals why the Berliner Philharmoniker decided to launch its own record label.
The winner of the 2014 Lady Fairfax Scholarship sets his sights on the States.

Live Reviews

So-so revival only manages a flutter compared to last year's offering on the Harbour.
Latvian voices live up to stellar reputations in voyage of choral discovery.
Charleroi Danses' genre defying show of hands and heartbreak is a masterful meditation on love and memory.
Eighty-something shabby Frenchman in Chekhov still manages to seduce the crowd.
This skilled and inspired violin-playing songstress is betrayed by a mismatched venue.
Bach’s triple-decker organ sonatas get a distinctly variable Italian outing.

CD/DVD Reviews

Karajan’s work-experience boy comes good with Brahms.
Storgårds' new Sibelius cycle doesn’t quite top the poles.
Middle of the road Mahler has Fire and Ice in ideal equilibrium.

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Weber's Der Freischütz is about to get a brand new Australian outing, with a distinctly cinematic treatment.

Sine & Syrinx

by Jane Sheldon on January 12, 2015
Soprano and new music pioneer Jane Sheldon reveals why she is a singer who envies the birds.
Live broadcasts are due to be cut by 50% next year, but at what cost?