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The Government is "broadly supportive" of recommendations, including fines for casting too many non-Australian singers.
A swathe of new Aussie works, an adaptation of The Harp in the South, and Hugo Weaving as Brecht's Arturo Ui.
What would you do if your heartbeat sounded like Mars from Gustav Holst’s The Planets?
Limelight Magazine is adding its voice to the other artists and arts organisations voting yes.
Andrey Lebedev also took the prize for his performance of the commissioned work at Germany's top music contest.
The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation awards prizes to mezzo Bronwyn Douglass and soprano Katie Lowe.

Editor’s Choice

“What is the point of making music if we are not using it to move people?” the cellist asks.
For the Ten Pound Pom turned ABC Classic FM broadcaster, Canowindra’s Baroquefest is one of many passions.
Domenico Dragonetti was so mad about his dolls they even got front row seats at his concerts.
Ahead of Australian cinema broadcasts of Titus Andronicus, the RSC's David Troughton talks body counts and blood bags.
The terms ‘new music’ and ‘contemporary classical music’ are now redundant. For John Davis, ‘art music’ is a better alternative.
There's plenty of evidence to indicate engaging in the arts is beneficial to mental health, says Festival Director Jill Bennett.

Live Reviews

★★★★☆ Stunning visuals allied with a bright pop score make for a winning show.
★★★★★ Authentic Shakespeare at its joyous, interactive best in a recreation of the Globe.
★★★★☆ Nakkiah Lui lobs a thrilling "Molotov cocktail" for her directorial debut.
★★★★½ Wonderfully cast and cunningly staged, this darkly humorous, musically eclectic fable disturbs and delights.
★★★★☆ Eamon Flack's updated Ibsen takes a timely look at our own lingering ghosts.
★★★★☆ A visceral connection between musicians and dancers powers a hypnotic work.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★★ Aussie pianist Jayson Gillham takes on two fairly fearsome musical beasts and wins.
★★★★☆ A rare window onto the musical life of the 16th-century convent.
★★★★☆ Bělohlávek’s farewell: A grand and moving valediction for the late, great maestro


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