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The Australian musical theatre star won the American prize for his performance in Man of La Mancha.
Friends President and Artistic Director are among those choosing the 2016 Competition running order.
With less than a week to go, Vivid Sydney reveals some of the lavish displays set to light up the night.
Executive Director Libby Christie suggests philanthropy drives could support arts companies without Government funding.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were just two of the stars in Rome for the Valentino-costumed Verdi.
Italian soprano Fausta Truffa has become a sensation after her performance of La Vergine Deli Angeli went viral.

Editor’s Choice

From flame throwing brass to taxidermy Theremins, we take a look at some of the world's most bizarre musical inventions.
The middle-period had its masterpieces, but the late works see the composer move in unexpected directions.
Martin Fröst explains his exploration of the layers of music history on his latest Sony Classical album.
It may be many people’s favourite musical, but some duff plot points means West Side Story ain’t no Romeo and Juliet.
Andrea Moor on bringing the vivid, uncompromising imagination of Joanna Murray-Smith to the stage.

Live Reviews

★★★★☆ Insightful concept packed with percussive thrills and spills.
★★★★☆ Crisp and refreshing – and the music is pretty good, too.
★★★★½ Pitch-perfect revival proves it's more than just the hills that are alive.
★★★★★ Eamon Flack's stunning production pairs brilliant invention with a deep respect for this American masterwork.
★★★☆☆ Camp doesn’t begin to describe the glittery, spandex-laden excess of Xanadu.
★★★☆☆ Glittering Con students put the magic into Purcell's semi-opera.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★½ Fröst gets back to his roots with an eclectic programme of delights, sacred and profane.
★★★★½ Exquisite arias from the hitman of Venetian Baroque opera.
★★★★☆ Czech master’s cunning creativity revealed in brilliant new recording.

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