We look at opera's love affair with wine, the Australian Chamber Orchestra's new project River, and Virginia Gay's emergence as a playwright. We also salute Paul Goodchild, doyen of Australian brass.
This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
Known for his visionary, striking productions, Damiano Michieletto returns to Opera Australia with a new take on Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, which starts with Hoffmann as an old man in a bar, then travels through different episodes in his life.
A new opera about the Princes in the Tower concludes they were murdered – but not by Richard III.
Brett Dean helps riff on the Brandenburgs, Lise Davidsen cements a rising reputation and Rachel Podger delivers six new – yes new – Mozart sonatas.
The fruitful, intoxicating relationship between opera and wine.
An Aussie singing legend gets the biography she so thoroughly deserves.
Australian mezzo-soprano Sian Sharp discusses Opera Australia's Great Opera Hits concert series and her forthcoming role debuts.
Deborah Cheetham's new family opera, produced by Victorian Opera, is a delightful, insightful work that you can now view digitally on demand. Let's hope it is able to play live soon.
This book more than answers what it is that conductors do.
The winners of this year’s Performing Arts WA Awards include Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s Hecate, Black Swan’s Oklahoma!, and WA Opera's Così Fan Tutte.
Alexander Voltz explores one of history's most notorious unsolved crimes.
A Rossini showcase puts on a display Dulcamara would be proud of.