Stuart Skelton and Barrie Kosky win at Opera Awards

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

Australia's Other Orchestras

The Canberra and Darwin Symphony Orchestras are on the rise, thanks to their dynamic young maestros.

Live review: Opera Australia's The Magic Flute (Sydney)

Lion King’s wizardry makes a family friendly introduction to opera out of Mozart’s masonic muddle.

Opera Australia's The Magic Flute (2014)

Director of Broadway's The Lion King, Julie Taymor directs this lavish production of Mozart's The Magic Flute which returns for a second Sydney season. Featured performers include Milica Ilic as Queen of the Night, John Longmuir as Tamino and Andrew Jones as Papageno.

Nick Wales: Genre-bending at Sydney Festival

Up close and personal with Australian composer Nick Wales ahead of Shaun Parker's new dance show Am I.

Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Opera Australia)

Putunder the microscope, Omura's Butterfly still dazzles.

Robert Allman has died

Australian bass-baritone and veteran of the Sutherland-Williamson Opera Company passes at 86.

Live review: Götterdämmerung (Opera Australia's Melbourne Ring)

A stunning, if far from fairytale, ending to OA’s Ring.

Elke Neidhardt has died

German-Australian actress turned opera visionary Elke Neidhardt passes, aged 72.

Opera Australia's Götterdämmerung (Melbourne Ring Cycle)

Opera Australia unveils Götterdämmerung – the final part of Neil Armfield's vision of Richard Wagner's operatic tetrology.

Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined (AGWA)

Iconic works from over 90 major artists on loan from New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Live review: Siegfried (Opera Australia's Melbourne Ring)

Armfield and Vinke find the Mensch in the Ubermensch

Opera Australia's Siegfried (Melbourne Ring Cycle)

Opera Australia unveils Siegfried – part three of Neil Armfield's vision of Richard Wagner's operatic tetrology.

Opera Australia's Die Walküre (Melbourne Ring Cycle)

Opera Australia unveil Die Walküre – part two of Neil Armfield's vision of Richard Wagner's mighty operatic tetrology.

Live review with video: Das Rheingold (Opera Australia)

Feathers and speedos in the first part of Neil Armfield's Wagnerian vision gets this Ring off to a great start.

Opera Australia's Das Rheingold (Melbourne Ring Cycle)

Opera Australia unveil Neil Armfield's vision of Richard Wagner's mighty operatic tetrology beginning with Das Rheingold.

Susan Bullock: Lady of the Ring

Opera Australia's Brünnhilde talks about her rise to fame and fortune and Ring cycles old and new.

John Wegner pulls out of Melbourne Ring

The respected helden baritone falls victim to Alberich's curse giving Warwick Fyfe a chance to steal the Rheingold.

Teddy and Lisa to star in The King and I

South Pacific leads set to reprise their onstage chemistry in Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes: learning to swim in the South Pacific

Making the move from international opera star to eight-shows-a-week Broadway baby.

October Issue of Limelight: The Trouble with Jackie

Inside the brilliant but often misunderstood Jacqueline du Pré; plus pianists Willems, Hough and Hewitt and our Aussie Festivals Guide.

Live Review: South Pacific (Opera Australia)

Bartlett Sher's production keeps South Pacific younger than springtime.

Eleanor Lyons wins Obraztsova Competition

Australian soprano awarded top prize in one of the world’s most prestigious singing competitions.

Butterfly set to float over Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia will give Puccini's classic a contemporary makeover for 2014's Handa Opera season.

Live review: Albert Herring (Opera Australia)

Flu lays low both leads but this tale of municipal committees and May Kings is still quids in.

Opera Australia's Albert Herring

Since its première at Glyndebourne in 1947, Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring has become a classic comprising a keenly observed, witty libretto and an evocative score. The comic depiction of a parochial English village springs to life with vivid characters, psychological truths and undertones of melancholy.

Live review: La Traviata (Opera Australia)

There's much to admire as Emma Matthews saddles up Elijah Moshinsky's warhorse.

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen: More than Opera Australia's 'Odd Couple'

The Albert Herring co-stars on Britten, bad behaviour and bringing up a baby together.

Live review: Don Pasquale (Opera Australia)

Conal Coad and Rachelle Durkin prove there’s no fool like an old fool in this operatic Roman Holiday homage.

Opera Australia: Don Pasquale

Donizetti's comic opera Don Pasquale blends eye-catching designs, amusing machinations and charming duets. A co-production by Tokyo Art Foundation and Opera Australia, director Roger Hodgman joins forces with designer Richard Roberts and former chief conductor of the Prague State Opera Guillaume Tourniaire in this latest staging.

John Bell on directing Tosca

Theatre turned opera director John Bell on bringing Puccini's tragic opera to life.

Emma Matthews on adjudicating at the Australian Singing Competition

Australian soprano Emma Matthews shares her experiences adjudicating at the prestigious competition for young singers.

Opera Australia: Tosca

Opera Australia's latest production of Tosca, bringing to life Puccini's riveting drama of love, jealousy and sacrifice. Director John Bell, Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, joins forces with award-winning set designer Michael Scott-Mitchell and costume designer Teresa Negroponte in this stark, monumental staging.

Opera Australia announces new Ring conductor

Pietari Inkinen to replace Richard Mills as conductor of The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013.

Opera Australia: The Force of Destiny

Opera Australia's latest production of Verdi's classic opera of elopement, love, vengeance and doom. With a plotline that has a series of deliciously complex twists and disguises, Matheson has created a production that revels in its own extremes.

Anthony Negus to conduct Melbourne Ring?

British Wagner specialist is rumoured to be the name in the frame to rescue Opera Australia's Ring.

Aussie orchestral fraudster dodges deportation

Deportation to Australia would be an infringement of his human rights, says judge.

Puccini: Turandot DVD (Opera Australia)

This tenor’s performance is far from “Vincero”.

Julie Andrews to tour Australia

The legendary performer will appear on stage with an old pal from the Sound of Music.

Opera Australia slashes singers' contracts

Lyndon Terracini cuts back on key opera principals in order to accommodate another musical.

Top 10 classical Mothers (Mother's Day special)

Gotta love those musical mums. Celebrate Mother's Day in style with Sutherland, Domingo, Gigli and more.

Need the Aeroplane Jelly Song on your iPad? Look no further...

When it comes to the history of Australian sheet music, it seems no-one knows the score like the National Library.

Live Review: Opera Australia’s Carmen On The Harbour

The gypsy is spellbinding but Bizet’s intimate tale lacks, well…intimacy in this operatic spectacular.

Opera Australia’s Carmen on the Harbour

Opera Australia scored a hit with last year's Traviata on the Harbour. This time it's the turn of Bizet's ultimate gypsy to try her luck.

Who is Australia’s best orchestra?

Sydney first and Tassie last in first ever blind-listening test of Australia’s orchestras.

“Creative Australia” puts art at the heart of the nation

Arts community broadly welcomes National Cultural Policy initiatives – plus a stack of cash.

Opera Australia: La Traviata on the Harbour (DVD)

A magnificent live production done justice on DVD.

Warwick Fyfe: "Falstaff’s No Father Christmas"

Opera Australia’s heavyweight champion talks Falstaff, fatsuits and fad diets.

Live Review: Opera Australia’s Orpheus in the Underworld

Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott’s irreverent update would surely have delighted Offenbach.

Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld: Opera Australia

Jonathon Biggins, Phillip Scott and Opera Australia give Orpheus in the Underworld a classy makeover.
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