Concert review: Music to warm the heart (Streeton Trio)

Elegance and eloquence, but the Streeton Trio sometimes dish up a curate's egg.

Diego Matheuz: Some Venezuelan heat comes to Melbourne

Catching up with one of the hottest young conducting talents who’s making waves on Australian shores.

Dance review: Forklift (KAGE, Melbourne)

Three girls and a forklift: a match made in heaven or the latest in contemporary dance?

Record year for Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company cashes in on a record-breaking box office in 2013.

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

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

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.

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.

Live Review with video: Die Walküre (Opera Australia)

Another night of wonders and the best is saved ‘til last, but more of that later.

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.

Neil Armfield: One Ring to rule them all?

Australia's most respected director on what music means to him and how he learned to love Wagner’s epic.

Stuart Skelton: Have sword, will travel

As he prepares for his leading role in Opera Australia's new Ring, the Australian heldentenor talks Wagner.

Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Susan Bullock pay poignant tribute

Stars of OA’s Ring Cycle pay tribute to the secret life of Miriam Gordon-Stewart’s grandmother.

Judith Isherwood quits Arts Centre Melbourne

CEO whose last watch saw a $7 million deficit decides to throw in the towel.

Susan Bullock: Lady of the Ring

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

Live review: Murray Perahia in Recital (Sydney Opera House)

Perahia makes his long-awaited Australian debut with grace, style and aplomb.

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.

Murray Perahia: the marriage of expressivity and coherence

Ahead of his long awaited Australian debut, the American legend talks Bach, Beethoven and being a friend of Horrowitz,

Melbourne Festival triggers War of the Romantics

Big guns go head-to-head in a celebration of two of classical music's most revered figures.

Art Centre Melbourne posts $7m deficit

Embattled CEO defends expensive artistic projects as job cuts are expected.

Hoang Pham wins 2013 Australian Young Performer of the Year

Pianist and former Vietnamese refugee adds ABC trophy to his swelling cabinet of awards.

John Hopkins has died

The noted conductor and a legendary director of music for the ABC has passed away at the age of 86.

Monash welcomes Dr Bonynge

Australian maestro receives first honorary doctorate at the grand old age of 82.

Kneehigh Theatre's Brief Encounter

Switching seamlessly between theatre and film inspired by Noël Coward’s original stage play Still Life and David Lean’s classic 1945 film Brief Encounter (which starred Trevor Howard & Celia Johnson), Emma Rice and the legendary UK company Kneehigh (The Red Shoes), take us back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen.

Tim Winton premiere at heart of Victorian Opera's 2014 Season

Richard Mills announces a new opera from Iain Grandage, a legendary Traviata and another Sondheim musical.

Melbourne Symphony lowers ticket prices for 2014 Season

MSO announces 2014 season, cheaper adult tickets, and a new artistic adventure.

Einstein on the Beach (Arts Centre Melbourne)

Arts Centre Melbourne presents one of the most highly anticipated events of the coming season, a rare revival of the ground breaking opera, Einstein on the Beach. Universally hailed as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, Einstein on the Beach breaks all rules of conventional opera, described as "an experience to cherish for a lifetime" by The New York Times.

Live review: Einstein on the Beach (Arts Centre Melbourne)

Glass's hypnotic masterpiece will keep you enthralled for hours; and hours; and hours...

Live review: King Kong (Regent Theatre, Melbourne)

The enormous gorilla roars into Australia's theatre scene but has he scared off his Broadway investors?

Live Review: Sergio Tiempo (Melbourne Recital Centre)

The Venezuelan piano virtuoso surprises audiences in the last stop of his Australian tour.

Jamie Barton named ‘Singer of the World’

The BBC’s prestigious competition has crowned a new champion.

The Aussie fiddler who out-Rieus André

Melbourne-born Russell McGregor returns to Oz after 20 years to show us how the Viennese really do Strauss.

Anthony Negus to conduct Melbourne Ring?

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

Chamber music sans frontières comes to Oz

The finest chamber musicians in this corner of the world are about to descend on Melbourne – and here's why.

Grainger: Works for large chorus (MSO, Davis)

Grainger’s hometown band whips up a treat with his most colourful music.

Venezuelan comes home to Australian Narnia

Pianist Sergio Tiempo was championed from childhood by Martha Argerich; now 41 years old, he’s still every bit the fresh-faced wunderkind.

Richard Mills withdraws from Opera Australia's Ring in Melbourne

The maestro leading one of Australian opera's largest and most expensive undertakings calls it quits, citing issues of "personal chemistry".

Arabella Steinbacher: Touch of steel

Ahead of her Australian dates, the German violinist talks music, Mendelssohn and staying up late with Ivry Gitlis.

Happy Birthday Wagner: have some cake!

Opera Australia celebrates the great man’s birthday with a life-sized Valkyrie helmet cake.

Live review: Victorian Opera’s Nixon in China

John Adams’ masterpiece is done full justice, proving itself the late 20th century’s great opera of ideas.

Victorian Opera: Nixon In China

Victorian Opera bring John Adams' 20th century operatic masterpiece to Melbourne in its first home-grown Australian staging.

Chess sweeps the board in Melbourne

The Production Company’s home-grown hit steals the limelight from OA’s South Pacific.

Live review: Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne

Best of British compilation includes exciting surprises from lesser-known artists (some of them even Australian).

Live review: Andrew Davis Gala (Melbourne Symphony & Bryn Terfel)

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, April 26.

Five Questions For Camilla Tilling

The radiant Swedish soprano takes on Strauss and Sibelius at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Tricky Dicky's opera to hit Melbourne

Victorian Opera bring an Australian perspective to bear on Nixon in China, John Adams’ “hit” music drama.

Syzygy: Destroying the Fourth Wall

The Melbourne-based new music ensemble is on a mission to make challenging and abstruse contemporary classical music accessible to all.

Totally Terfel

On the eve of his Australian tour, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel chats intimately about Wagner, Verdi, viticulture and the NSW Golf Club.

Thomas Adès: Composing the Impossible

He composes, performs and conducts fiendishly difficult music with prodigious ease. What makes the British polymath tick?

Melbourne Festival 2013 "PUSH"ing boundaries

Kneehigh's Brief Encounter and Sylvie Guillem in PUSH will headline at this year's Festival.
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