John Shirley-Quirk has died

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

Opera singer collapses and dies in rehearsal

Veteran bass Richard Angas, made famous as Jonathan Miller’s Mikado, has passed away at 71.

Forbidden Moments (Nicola Milan)

Exciting debut from a singer-songwriter proves more than just late night jazz.

Katherine Jenkins: Did she jump…?

Welsh Singer parts from her record label amidst claims that she was pushed after unreasonable demands.

Lohengrin to end with a wedding after all

Romance was in the air as Irish singer proposes to girlfriend onstage at Welsh National Opera.

Kate Miller-Heidke's slow-lane to Damascus

Classically trained, I forsook opera to become a pop singer. After a long conversion I’ve found my way back to the light.

Katherine Jenkins runs London Marathon

Welsh singer raises $33,000 for cancer charity in memory of her father.

Swiss soprano Lisa Della Casa has died

The 93-year-old was one of the singers to have performed all three central female roles in Der Rosenkavalier.

Joan Sutherland & Bonynge Bel Canto Award announced

Young Samoan tenor Darren Pene Pati claims Dame Joan Sutherland's legacy prize.

Opera Australia CEO Adrian Collette steps down

The long-serving chief executive steered the Opera through troubled times and transitions.

Did Rufus Wainwright get stage fright at the ABC?

The Steinway artist, a self-confessed "diva", skirted the piano at his Radio National interview.

Australian tenor Raymond McDonald has died aged 87

The singer, music educator and ABC stalwart remembered by Lauris Elms and Moffatt Oxenbould.

Top 10 Style Icons in Classical Music

From the elegance of Callas to Danielle de Niese's satin sheen and Stephen Hough's dapper hats...

Baritone Derek Hammond-Stroud has died aged 86

The English singer was a fine interpreter of Gilbert and Sullivan and Lieder.

Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has died aged 86

The legendary German singer was one of the giants of lieder interpretation.

Eric Whitacre launches world's biggest online choir

Choral sensation Eric Whitacre’s new Virtual Choir has its very real New York premiere.

RACHMANINOV: Romances (Dmitri Hvorostovsky)

Hvorostovsky's muscular baritone is broodingly at ease in these songs of bitterness, regret and ill-fated love.

My 10 Desert Island Discs: Eric Whitacre

From Ligeti to Sondheim, America's choral music king chooses the CDs he can't live without.

Adelaide Festival's dream team of screams

Live Review: Senyawa and Chiri, Adelaide Festival

How low can you go? The search for the world's lowest voice

The hunt is on to find a singer with a seriously low range to record a new composition.

Thomas Quasthoff calls it quits

Citing ill health, the German baritone withdraws from the spotlight.


While other singers of this stature (50 gold records, no less) churn out the old hits and count the megabucks, Streisand is still releasing new material that stands strong on its own merits, such as this stunning disc.

VIVALDI: Prima Donna Arias (Nathalie Stutzmann; Orfeo 55)

Whether singing trouser roles or conducting, Stutzmann is a leading lady of distinction.

Bridge of dreams: Anne Boyd & Ross Edwards on a new CD

Choral adventurer Paul Hillier brings Australian music to international attention.

ECHOES OF NIGHTINGALES: Encores (soprano: Christine Brewer; piano: Roger Vignoles)

Soprano Christine Brewer pays tribute to ladies of song including Kirsten Flagstad in this intimate recital.

BAROQUE DUETS (Fiona Campbell; David Walker; Ironwood)

An inspired partnership of mezzo-soprano and countertenor, wrought in Baroque splendour.

BERIO, CAGE, BERBERIAN: Stories (Theatre of Voices/Paul Hillier)

Prima le parole: riveting and playful text experiments from the Theatre of Voices.

Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor (Caro Emerald)

The Dutch chanteuse serves up 1920s Chicago with contemporary studio sheen.

Home (Jane Monheit)

The album Monheit's followers have been waiting for, Home is a triumph for the American singer.

BACH: Cantatas and Arias for soprano (Elizabeth Watts; The English Concert/Bicket)

There's a genuine smile in the luscious voice of this young soprano.

Yin and yang in Cheryl Barker Archibald portrait

An Eastern-style painting of the Australian soprano is a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize.

Fibonacci's Seam (singer: Anikiko)

Anikiko is the moniker of Ani Neradilkova, a Sydney songwriter who can fuse words and melody with that magical ease desired by many, but given to few.
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