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September 2017

COVER STORY Anna Netrebko Limelight Exclusive: A touch of bronchitis or not, the show must go on. Limelight catches up with the world-famous Russian diva backstage at the Paris Opéra to discover that a pesky illness can't keep a good girl down. We also hear about the sort...

August 2017

COVER STORY Jonas Kaufmann Limelight Exclusive: For versatile German opera singer Jonas Kaufmann, the title roles in two of Wagner’s psychologically complex operas lie at the heart of his repertoire today. Ahead of his anticipated Australian performances in Parsifal, Laura Tingle caught up with...

July 2017

COVER STORY The Music That Time Forgot The history of classical music can sometimes be boiled down to a very long list of composers, many of whom were highly regarded in their own lifetimes but languish forgotten by concert programmers today. So which of them rank as ‘the best of the rest’? We...

June 2017

COVER STORY The Argerich Enigma One of the greatest living pianists, Martha Argerich has always been elusive about her life and her art. Daniel Barenboim and Charles Dutoit, two musicians who know her well, offer insights to help fathom the unfathomable. FEATURES John Adams at 70 Nixon’s...

May 2017

COVER STORY ACO hits the high notes What compels people to climb the world’s great peaks? And what might music have to say about it? Building on the success of The Reef, Richard Tognetti and film director Jennifer Peedom, of Sherpa fame, discuss the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s exciting new...

April 2017

COVER STORY Joshua Bell With a full time concert and recording career, not to mention a string of TV appearances like Mozart in the Jungle, the violin virtuoso has still found time to take up the leadership of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Ahead of their Australian tour, we profile a...

March 2017

COVER STORY Pure dynamite The Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s dynamic new Chief, Alondra de la Parra, arrives in Brisbane with a classic case of great expectations. The Mexican maestro talks to Limelight about the often delicate art of inspiring an ensemble and her unshakable faith in the...

January/February 2017

COVER STORY Recording of the Year The critics have spoken. We unveil the five category winners, plus the 2016 Limelight Recording of the Year. And following a poll and thousands of votes online, you, the public, have helped choose two Limelight Artists of the Year. FEATURES Barrie Kosky...

December 2016

COVER STORY Mozart: Waking the Dead From disputed portraits to conspiracy theories, the Mozart industry is booming. But what about the music? We take a look at what the unfinished works reveal about Mozart’s genius. FEATURES What the Dickens? The Victorians changed the festive season as we...

November 2016

COVER STORY Opera Issue As Melbourne goes Ring crazy, Limelight celebrates with an opera special. Guest Editor Lyndon Terracini invites us to compare the phenomenon of Wagner’s first Bayreuth Festival with a modern-day Olympic Games, while Ring stars Lise Lindstrom, Stefan Vinke and Warwick Fyfe...

October 2016

COVER STORY Margaret Meets The ACO In 2015, photographer Anthony Browell followed the ACO for a magical year during which he was given unprecedented access to the ensemble’s public and private affairs. Enjoy a preview of the illustrated new book, complete with quotes from original accompanying...

September 2016

COVER STORY 32 The Great Agitator Richard Gill has founded more ensembles and led more arts organisations than most of us have had hot dinners. In an exclusive 75th-birthday interview, Australia’s tireless educator and its most passionate lobbyist for the musical causes in which he believes...

August 2016

The August 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Choose a subscription that suits you and never miss an issue. Subscribe Our Fair Lady In an exclusive face-to-face interview with Dame...

July 2016

The July 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Choose a subscription that suits you and never miss an issue. Subscribe John Cleese Meet the man from Monty Python whose latest cunning...

June 2016

The June 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Choose a subscription that suits you and never miss an issue. Subscribe Lang Lang How does a pianist handle the pressure when he has...

May 2016

The May 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Choose a subscription that suits you and never miss an issue. Subscribe Zubin Mehta at 80 Zubin Mehta has never been your average maestro....

April 2016

The March 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Choose a subscription that suits you and never miss an issue. Subscribe If it ain't Baroque... What is it about the Baroque? Once upon a...

March 2016

The March 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Game Changers People talk about music changing the course of history, but what events have changed the course of music? Ten leading brains...

January/February 2016

The January/February 2015 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. Recording of the Year The critics have spoken and the results are in. Here are the runners and riders, plus the big winner of the...

December 2015

The December 2015 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio. The Divorce It's a new format meant to invigorate an old art form. Limelight was invited to take an exclusive look behind the scenes,...

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