Mozart’s Requiem is a cornerstone of the classical canon, a powerful mass for the dead written by the composer on his deathbed. Ahead of its premiere at the Adelaide Festival, Justine Nguyen learns how Romeo Castellucci has staged it as a celebration of life instead.
Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic hit gets giddy Broadway treatment.
Relyea and DeYoung shine in explosive Super Audio smasher.
Mixed bag of Mozart from Nézet-Séguin’s ongoing series.
Gounod’s first thoughts crackle with maximum firepower.
A modest yet mostly satisfying production of Beethoven’s only opera.
Elena Kats-Chernin and Justin Fleming’s Whiteley has received an International Opera Awards nomination.
The Russian soprano, who made her La Scala debut at just 23 years old, talks to Justine Nguyen about her lucky breaks, the extraordinary musicianship of Renata Scotto, and saying goodbye to Gilda.
In the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is tackling his only opera, Fidelio. Conductor Anthony Negus discusses the work’s power and the influence of one of its greatest interpreters.
Winner of Season 2 of 3MBS’ The Talent in 2019, the soprano discusses the importance of championing new and Australian composition, dream roles, and falling asleep to Andreas Scholl.
Cellist Camilla Tafra explains how she and a group of musicians are weaving French baroque music into a tale about gods, mortals, demons and nymphs.
A pair of Baroque rock stars make a welcome return to centre stage.
A Casella rarity proves one of opera’s slipperier customers.