Live review: Alisa Weilerstein, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Henze, Shostakovich, Dvorák
Sydney Opera House, June 11

Sydney Opera House to stream live concerts on YouTube

Australia’s iconic venue has signed an official partnership with the Internet broadcasting giant.

Queen of Spades: Sydney Symphony's operatic gamble

Vladimir Ashkenazy and Stuart Skelton on Tchaikovsky's supernatural riddle.

Live Review: John Cage Festival – Bang On A Can

November 2–3
Studio, Sydney Opera House

John Cage Festival: Sydney Opera House

Bang On A Can and Ensemble Offspring run amok with the wacky & wonderful Musicircus.

"I got into a fight with John Cage," says Bang On A Can founder

New York composer David Lang talks punch-ups and prepared pianos.

Brodsky Quartet and Tallis Scholars play Sydney Opera House

The complete Shostakovich string quartets among the 2013 Utzon Room offerings.

Want to perform John Cage at the Sydney Opera House?

John Cage Festival wants YOU to get involved in the composer's centenary celebrations.

Lucia di Lammermoor: Opera Australia opening night

Emma Matthews sings the tour-de-force mad scene in this stark, shadowy new production.

Opera Australia CEO Adrian Collette steps down

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

Live review: Lucia di Lammermoor, Opera Australia

Emma Matthews embodies the mad heroine with consummate skill (and buckets of blood).

Did Rufus Wainwright get stage fright at the ABC?

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

Pavarotti: a tribute five years after the great tenor's death

The legendary bel canto tenor introduced classical music to the masses. We salute him five years to the day he succumbed to cancer.

On the road with Paul Lewis

The British pianist's two-year Schubert world tour is giving him new insights into the composer.

A woman’s touch at Sydney Dance Company

Contemporary Women showcases four female choreographers at the fore of Australian dance.

Backstage with SIPCA winner Avan Yu

The winner of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition recounts his journey, round by gruelling round.

Sydney Opera House appoints Louise Herron as CEO

The former chair of Belvoir Street Theatre is the first woman to take the reins at the Opera House.

Denmark celebrates Utzon's Sydney Opera House as muse

Brett Whiteley and Ken Done in a new exhibition of Australian works inspired by Utzon's masterpiece.

Cameron Carpenter's spirit fingers

Don't be fooled by the “Liberace of the organ”: there’s a very serious musician behind the glitzy facade.

Deborah Voigt undergoes emergency surgery

The Wagnerian soprano's hotly anticipated Australian debut has been cancelled.

When planets collide: Nico Muhly's orchestral pop odyssey

The American wunderkind teams with Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner for a song cycle with a difference.

Strings attached: Vivid's indie classical revolution

The festival teams the world’s hottest bands with orchestras and innovative composers.

Steve Reich rehearses with Sydney's finest

America's greatest living composer works with Aussie musos in the Sydney Opera House's Utzon Room.

On the road with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen

The conductor of England's greatest Baroque choir explains why they'd be lynched if they performed Allegri's Miserere as it was written.

A year at the opera: the Top 12 to see in 2012

My personal selection of the hottest tickets for opera-lovers around Australia.

Opera Australia's The Magic Flute

Mozart's The Magic Flute gets a new lease of life in the hands of director Julie Taymor (The Lion King), whose accessible production has already enchanted audiences at The Met. Dazzling costumes, puppetry, English dialogue and a 100-minute run-time make Opera Australia's staging a magical performance for all the family.

Watch performances from the Limelight Awards!

Fiona Campbell's Handel and Guy Noble's delightful comic song, complete with a surprise tap-dance solo.

Who will sing with David and Teddy at the Sydney Opera House?

Meet the winner and finalists from the Limelight singing competition!

Your chance to sing with David Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Share the Sydney Opera House stage with Australia's most popular leading men.

Live review: Australian World Orchestra/Simone Young

Wagner Tannhauser: Prelude and Venusberg Music
Sculthorpe Earth Cry
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6
Sydney Opera House, August 26

Sydney Opera House “biggest loser” in survey

Australia’s cultural icon has the worst acoustics of all the country’s major classical music venues.

Opera Australia ditch the pit for a 2012 premiere

Cheryl Barker and Jose Carbo unveil the new opera season in style.

La boheme with Takesha Meshe Kizart

The American soprano tells us why she relates so well to Mimì in Opera Australia's erotically charged new bohème.

Live Review: The Australian Ballet's British Liaisons

British Liaisons
The Australian Ballet
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra / Nicolette Fraillon
Sydney Opera House May 4, 2011

Vienna Phil announces return to Australia

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

YouTube Symphony attracts 33 million views worldwide

Within less than a week, the Sydney Opera House YouTube extravaganza has become the most-watched live music concert on the Internet.

Live Review: Cecilia Bartoli's Sacrificium in concert

Sacrificium
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano
Sergio Ciomei, piano
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
March 15, 2011

Cupids play while Curnyn conducts

Music director Christian Curnyn wants to show Australia a lighter side of Handel in bold, tragi-comic romp Partenope.
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