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After a dazzling reception at Glyndebourne, Neil Armfield's production is coming to Adelaide – without a dog as Horatio.
The humanoid robot YuMi will conduct the Lucca Philharmonic in an operatic highlights concert in Pisa.
Tom Scharfeld has seen off a challenge by the President's legal team to naming his trumpet-teaching app, iTrump.
Michael Shmith has resigned after Victoria's daily newspaper declined to run a Lyric Opera of Melbourne review.
Highlights include Steven Isserlis, Nicole Car's ACO debut, an arrangement of the Goldbergs plus four world premieres.
Sydney-born Emma Dunch has been tempted back to Australia after nearly 20 years high flying in NYC.

Editor’s Choice

Ahead of his performances in Guitarra, the Australian guitarist chats about his most recent recording projects.
Brett Weymark enjoys exploring the ripe choral masterpiece that the Countess of Albermarle pronounced "disgusting".
The artistic directors of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition talk about the competition they founded in 1999.
Christopher Gattelli could have danced all night when Julie Andrews approached him.
How did Rosetti's Requiem come to be chosen for Mozart’s memorial and why has it largely disappeared?
How a boy playing flamenco passing his front door set this master on the path to musical fame and fortune.

Live Reviews

★★★½☆ A new musical about a great diva that successfully melds an original score with operatic arias.
★★★★☆ An excellent account of Prokofiev Five and a first-rate horn concerto.
★★★★☆ An imaginative programme, and the premiere of a significant vocal work.
★★★★★ A charming ballet, sweet and funny and full of life.
★★★½☆ A fascinating reconstruction of a cabaret created by Czech Jewish prisoners at Terezín during WWII.
★★★★½ Famous Victorian’s deformed body is but the starting point for a challenging, moving play about spectacle, difference and identity.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★½ Meyerbeer revisited: Diana Damrau’s hommage lifts a B-reserve composer into the A-league.
★★★★☆ Turned 90 this year, John Joubert's speculative Brontë opera lands at last.
★★★★☆ Violin-less opera is the epitome of Ossian’s gloomy Romanticism.


Newly formed, the Pacific Pride Choir recently undertook their first international tour.
Anthony Albrecht reports from the bush on his regional recital tour.
Anthony Albrecht reports from the bush on his regional recital tour