March Issue of Limelight: Emma Matthews does Mozart

Australia's leading coloratura talks about her new Mozart CD and how she gets to the top (and stays there).

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 (Gergiev)

The Mariinsky put Shostakovich's Eighth firmly where it belongs.

Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4, Stabat Mater (LSO)

Gergiev revels in Szymanowski’s headiest mature masterpieces.

Prokofiev: The Gambler (Mariinsky Opera)

Prokofiev’s psychodrama proves well worth taking a punt on.

Met Opera's Gala night protest

The controversial Metropolitan Opera Gala performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin has gone ahead amidst turbulent scenes. Outside the Lincoln Center a substantial picket line holding a 50-foot banner chanted slogans as patrons arrived.

Met Opera chief's braces clinch it for Russian gay rights protesters

Picketers claim the victory as Gergiev and Netrebko are heckled at gala performance.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 (Mariinsky Orchestra)

Gergiev’s siege mentality flexes some orchestral muscle.

Wagner: Die Walkure (Gergiev)

Gergiev’s 21st-century Ring dream team take off in full Valkyrian flight.

Mariinsky II Opera House opens to the public

Opening Night Gala launches three days of celebratory performances in St Petersburg.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphonies No 1–3 (LSO/Valery Gergiev)

Russian roulette pays off – Gergiev gambles with his countryman’s lesser-known symphonies

STRAUSS: Elektra (Angela Denoke, Felicity Palmer, LSO/Gergiev)

It’s Gergiev 1 – Elektra 0 in this flawed live recording

The Mahler symphonies: What's in a name?

On the centenary of Mahler's death, we investigate the origins of the sometimes enigmatic titles given to his symphonies.

Vienna Phil announces return to Australia

The programme of the year's most anticipated orchestral event has been revealed, but will Vienna surpass Berlin?

Listen to the Top 10 Classical Recordings of 2001-2010

We gathered a panel of Limelight reviewers, ABC Classic FM producers and industry experts to choose the finest recordings of the 21st century so far. Listen to them here!
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