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Louise Emberson will improve the management of street art and graffiti in the nation's capital.
The musical remains a secret - but the star-studded cast for Squabbalogic's Mystery Musical has been revealed.
Ensemble Offspring, Jane Sheldon and Handa Opera on the Harbour join an international longlist of creative luminaries.
Opera Australia's television experiment is a ratings hit, seen by almost double its annual stage audience.
The ailing institution, which has suffered a string of issues in the past four years, will undergo a major review to ensure its future.
The Brisbane saxophonist, one of Australia's brightest young performers, will be funded to do overseas research.

Editor’s Choice

Millions of notes, thousands of hours of practice and just eight fingers and two thumbs! It ain't easy tinkling the ivories.
MSO Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey shares why the Hitchcock-Herrmann partnership is cinema's finest.
With Voyage to the Moon, Michael Gow has made something new out of something old along with the late, great Alan Curtis.
A chat with the actor whose character sails up the Hawkesbury in Andrew Bovell's award-winning adaptation.
Ahead of her Sydney concerts, the Broadway legend talks to Limelight about Cats, Carrie and her remarkable career.
The Slovakian tenor explains why he hates accordions, why Mozart is like a pit stop and why Pearlfishers isn't Brokeback Mountain.

Live Reviews

★★½☆☆ An entertaining but ultimately anticlimactic exploration of female sexuality that gets lost in translation.
★★★★☆ This tribute to a seminal cinematic collaboration offers a thrilling homage to two great artists.
★★★★½ Finely realised stagecraft, an ensemble on form and a story that invites all Australians to reflect.
★★★☆☆ It may be a fun ride, but this adaptation of Hitchcock's perfect thriller is more a caricature than an homage.
★★★★½ Bordogna and Co. lather up for a trip to bel canto heaven.
★★★★½ Immerseel's thrilling ode to Beethoven ends Bertels' final Festival with a bang.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★½ An ebullient and involving Bostonian account of Haydn’s masterwork a mere 200 years on.
★★★☆☆ Tchaikovsky’s concerto as the composer himself conceived it.
★★★★★ Nelsons’ first-hand youthful experience pays off in spades.

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