Top Stories


The renowned conductor brings the topic of arts education to the national arena.
Roald Dahl’s story of a child hero is revamped for stage in a multi-award winning musical phenomenon.
Celebrated mezzo calls for 'politicians' to go after sacking of entire orchestra and chorus.
The Laudanum Project bring another gloriously horrific production to the abandoned Ararat Lunatic Asylum.
Albury-born Thomas Strong wins the prestigious Lady Fairfax Scholarship.
Following on from the success of their tour in 2013, the folk music ensemble returns to Australia.

Editor’s Choice

Experimental composer and theatre director Heiner Goebbels reveals his unique process.
London’s Aurora Orchestra have conquered Europe. Now they’re setting their sites down under.
November's cover story: Opera megastar Joyce DiDonato
Australian librettist tells the history and process behind creating his new Australian opera.
The Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood talks Messiaen, desert islands and dixieland.
How well do you know your baton wavers? Can you tell a Karajan from a Klemperer? Take the Limelight Maestro challenge.

Live Reviews

Aussie director makes most of moving masterpiece.
New work falls short despite fine performances and flashes of brilliance.
Ehnes is eloquent in Prokofiev, plus a Swedish rarity.
An intimate, funny and at times deeply moving evening of song.
Sons may have been taken away for eunuchs, but audience had a ball.
Stunning night of music and dance from company at top of its game.

CD/DVD Reviews

A varied, vivid and impressive evocation of all things nocturnal.
Eight great suites of Handel for sale. Only one careful Driver.
Fitting end to feisty Canadian fiddler’s landmark series.

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Why Bellingen is probably the perfect place in the world to have a classical music festival.

New York and Nature

by Jane Sheldon on September 24, 2014
Jane Sheldon posts from New York about her latest album, Nature.

Reflections from Mount Isa

by Lindy Hume on September 5, 2014
Opera in a boundless landscape