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L'Amour (Flórez, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Communale di Bologna/Abbado)

A soupçon of French 'can belt' from the Peruvian tenor

The rise and rise of Iestyn Davies

Catching up with the globetrotting countertenor whose chart topping recordings are going off down under.

Erin Helyard to join ANU

School of Music appoints leading early music specialist as its latest lecturer.

Wagner: Arias (Rutherford, Bergen Philharmonic/Litton)

Young Brit joins new generation of eminent Wagnerians

The 10 Greatest Losses to Classical Music

They died (relatively) young and stayed (relatively) pretty. So who were classical music's biggest losers?

May Issue of Limelight: Seven Wonders of Shostakovich

The secrets of Shostakovich, Elgar's Asylum music, Dame Kiri's farewell plus Emma Ayres on a bike...

Concert review: Little Match Girl Passion (Song Company)

Powerful passions run deep in Roland Peelman’s Eastertide offerings.

Jenny Liu makes Opera Australia debut

The talented 24-year-old was picked for The King and I while still at Sydney Con. So is she ready for the spotlight?

No Frills Philanthropy

A new Silo built to be filled with the rudiments of composition in Australia.

Opera review: Rigoletto (Opera Australia, Melbourne)

Warwick Fyfe's hunch-backed sociopathic jester heads a fine cast in this new production of Verdi's classic.

Opera Australia's Rigoletto

Verdi’s dark tale glitters with passion and suspense in Rodger Hodgeman's new production for Opera Australia. Giorgio Caodura and José Carbó share the role of Rigoletto while the delightful Emma Matthews stars as Gilda.

Che Puro Ciel (Mehta, Akademie für Alto Musik Berlin/Jacobs)

Mehta and Jacobs prove that it's not just all about Gluck

Birgit Nilsson gives $1,000,000 to the Vienna Phil

Prize in honour of the late Wagnerian soprano goes to the orchestra at her old stomping ground.

Copland opera gets Aussie outing

Melbourne's boutique opera company challenges the fine line between reality and theatre with new production.

John Shirley-Quirk has died

English bass-baritone whose distinctive voice and acting skills defined the Britten era passes away at 82.

The 10 Greatest Pieces of Music for Easter

Ten of the most inspiring works for Eastertide. Or what would Jesus have had on shuffle for Holy Week?

Stuart Skelton and Barrie Kosky win at Opera Awards

Heldentenor and iconic director fly the flag at this year's International Opera Awards.

Kristine Opolais makes Met Opera history

Latvian soprano becomes first singer to debut in two roles in consecutive performances.

Mozart: Concert Arias for Tenor (Villazon, LSO/Pappano)

Prepare to enter an olde Mozartian curiositie shoppe

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