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One of the star attractions of the 2016/17 season, the superstar soprano has withdrawn from Bellini debut at ROH.
Two of Australia's best credentialed directors will join Melbourne Theatre Company from January 2017.
The manuscript of troubled composer Sir Malcolm Arnold's Seventh Symphony has been found after 30 years missing.
Perth's star organist becomes a 'knight' in the Order of Arts and Letters.
The Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks launch The National: New Australian Art.
The Australian soprano and wife of Rafael Kubelík has passed away at the age of 91.

Editor’s Choice

Fording the stream from opera to musicals, this plucky opera singer explains the differences between performing the two genres.
The British conductor reveals how he transforms modern orchestras into perfect period ensembles.
Paul Stanhope explains how the melancholy music of John Dowland became the inspiration for his upbeat new concerto.
The first in our series of interviews with the jurors for the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.
The director of the Canberra International Music Festival shares why narrative is at the heart of his approach.
A comprehensive look at what the great English playwright has given to the world of classical music.

Live Reviews

★★★☆☆ Writing team impresses, but is a noir musical mystery the next big thing?
★★★★☆ New WASO concertmaster's solo debut with the orchestra is a thing of beauty.
★★★★★ A confronting but deeply expressive study of life on the lowest rungs of the socio-economic ladder.
★★★★½ New opera from Liza Lim is a work that deserves to be seen much more widely.
★★★★★ A celebration of listening and a profound meditation upon the power of place.
★★★☆☆ Kip Williams is a directorial mastermind, but an inconsistent adaptation lets Strindberg down.

CD/DVD Reviews

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★★★★½ Riccardo Minasi helps Karina Gauvin keep three balls in the air as she looks for love.
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★★★½☆ A thrilling pairing of two modern works, one not so modern.
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★★★★☆ Baroque keyboard rarities brought to rollicking life by Nesi.

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