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Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, Global Creatures)

Baz Luhrmann's 1992 movie makes its stage debut at Sydney's Lyric Theatre. It's Scott and Fran against the power of NAFOD as they struggle to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Latin Trophy.

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.

Handel's Orlando (Glimmerglass Festival at Hobart Baroque)

Handel’s Orlando shows us reason versus love and we’re clearly meant to be rooting for reason. Chas Rader-Shieber’s neatly conceived, enchanting production for New York’s Glimmerglass Festival, however, shows us just how much more enjoyable love can be – and it does it with grace, style and a sly smile, backed up by some excellent performances.

Handa Opera's Madama Butterfly

Handa Opera 2014 presents Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly directed by La Fura dels Baus. We’re in Japan. A young American acquires a bride to keep him company during his stay. It’s clearly a financial transaction rather than a love match but on their wedding night the stars come out.

Sydney Dance Company's Interplay

Interplay is Sydney Dance Company’s scintillating new triple bill. Rafael Bonachela serves up a savoury primi piatti in the form of his own 2 in D Minor, a meaty main course with a revival of Jacopo Godani’s 2011 Raw Models, and chases it down with Gideon Obazanek’s witty L’Chaim!

Opera Australia's Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin is the journey from what could be to what might have been. In between lies the tragedy. Danish director, and Artistic Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Kasper Holten’s intriguing new production portrays Tatyana and Onegin as two dreamers whose lives drift and dance around each other, at the mercy of capricious breezes.

Handa Opera's Madama Butterfly (Preview)

Handa Opera 2014 presents Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly directed by La Fura dels Baus. We’re in Japan. A young American acquires a bride to keep him company during his stay. It’s clearly a financial transaction rather than a love match but on their wedding night the stars come out. The harbour-front site will be transformed into an exquisite Japanese garden hosting a superb range of Japanese-inspired dining options and bars.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2014 Fellows

Eight of Australia’s finest young musicians have won coveted places on this year’s prestigious Sydney Symphony Orchestra Credit Suisse Fellowship program. Chosen from among hundreds of applicants from around the country, the young performers will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in an intensive, year-long apprenticeship with the SSO.

Noises Off (Sydney Theatre Company)

Michael Frayn’s comic masterpiece reveals the goings-on as a Z-list touring theatre company attempts to mount the somewhat dire bedroom farce, Nothing On. Jonathan Biggins directs a cast led by Marcus Graham as the despotic director, and including Genevieve Lemon, Tracy Mann and Ron Haddrick. Behind the pratfalls and missed cues is a craft so precise you never know where reality ends and the play begins.

David Robertson conducts Elektra (Sydney Symphony Orchestra)

Elektra is Richard Strauss's biggest opera, calling for more than a hundred orchestral musicians. David Robertson and the SSO share the platform with a great cast of singers and members of the Sydney Dance Company to reveal its fierceness and sublimated eroticism in a gripping theatrical event.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It) at Perth Festival

Created for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this work by Russian director Dmitry Krymov is genre-busting alchemy, and in a reimagining of Shakespeare’s great play he imbues such tenderness, grandeur and spectacle, that the theatre seems swollen with joy. At the heart of this exuberant production lies a love story, with endless magic whirling all around it … fruit, flowers and brilliant five-metre puppets … a massive ensemble, an opera singer, two acrobats... Dazzlingly executed

Mies Julie at Perth Festival

On a remote South African farm, a kitchen smoulders with brutality and tenderness. Julie, the daughter of the Afrikaans farm master, is dangerously drawn to John, one of her father’s servants, as a lifetime of nuanced and flirtatious advances explodes in a single evening of raw and intense emotion. Yaël Farber's production of Strinberg explores the visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa 18 years after the end of apartheid.

Batsheva Dance Company's Deca Dance

Batsheva Dance Company prove again and again that they are one of the greatest companies on the planet and one of the coolest as well with this stunning production of contemporary dance – Deca Dance.

Victorian Opera's Stars of the Future

Seven exciting young singers and a pianist have won this year’s coveted places in Victorian Opera’s Master of Music course. The unique two-year program is delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne.

West Australian Opera's Otello

The tragedy, the drama, the scheming and betrayal of Verdi's Otello presented by the West Australian Opera, Cape Town Chorus and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
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