Top Stories


Tickets on sale now for Bryn, Renée, Yuja and many more, plus a Golden Opportunity revealed.
The iconic, animated classical music film has inspired a new game
Sydney Theatre to be renamed in honour of one of Australia's leading arts philanthropists.
Trouble inside and out of the Met as controversial John Adams opera reaches opening night.
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.

Editor’s Choice

The passion, music and melancholy of the Schumanns comes to life in letters and song.
Lieven Bertels corrals a raft of intriguing and diverse music, theatre and dance talents to rock Sydney in 2015.
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.

Live Reviews

Musical travelogue intrigues with help from the odd whirling dervish.
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.

CD/DVD Reviews

Stellar sound is let down by imprecision in performance
Time and Truth triumph big time – and Delphian wins a prize as well.
A varied, vivid and impressive evocation of all things nocturnal.

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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