John Adams conducts his own Heart of Darkness.
Long a champion of Johann Adolph Hasse, American mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux waxes lyrical about a composer whose vocal writing she compares to the act of spreading peanut butter.
In a roundtable chat, mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux and artists of Pinchgut discuss the weight of history in the Australian premiere of Hasse's opera.
The former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of State Opera of South Australia has pleaded not guilty to four charges relating to alleged offences between 1988 and 1991.
An imperfect realisation of Wagner’s comedy, but the music making more than compensates.
Richard Wagner’s comic masterpiece explores the nature of art. As Kasper Holten’s production for Opera Australia opens in Melbourne, we examine why it's become a controversial target of revisionism in recent decades.
This new commission gives an old story an entertaining makeover with style-hopping music, comedy and feminist attitude.
Shane Lowrencev has withdrawn from Meistersinger, leaving the company to find its third Hans a week out from opening.
Thrilling take on Glass’s celebration of passive resistance will have you spinning cartwheels.
Two new Australian operas, an Estonian choir, the eight-hour theatrical tour-de-force Gatz and a host of "Made in WA" productions feature.
The November 2018 issue features Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mandy Patinkin, Jan Vogler and Bill Murray, plus our 2019 Season Preview.
The soprano, who dropped the double bass for singing lessons as a teenager, talks about Puccini’s heroines, her multifaceted career, and her upcoming star turn as a mermaid.
Stockholm may be a long way from Darwin, but for the DSO's former Music Director it's home from home.