February 18, 2020

My Music: Kim Carpenter

The painter, designer and director who ran his company Theatre of Image for 30 years, discusses growing up with musicals, falling in love with opera, and working with composers on visual theatre.

February 14, 2020

The lungs of the Barossa

Australian composer and artist Julian Day discusses his showcase for the Adelaide Biennial, an immersive work informed by the Barossa Valley’s Lutheran church organs.

February 11, 2020

My Instrument: The Req

Sometimes quiet has a louder impact, says James Tawadros, who has carved a unique career path playing the req, or Egyptian tambourine, a percussion instrument that requires both sensitivity and sensibility.

February 7, 2020

Mozart’s Requiem: Ode to Life

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.

February 5, 2020

A River of Glass

British director Phelim McDermott has been obsessed with Philip Glass’s music since the early 1980s. He talks to Jo Litson about meeting the legendary composer, directing his operas, and the dream in a flotation tank which led to their first direct collaboration.