May 23, 2019
features

Jewels in the Crown

George Balanchine changed the face of Western ballet. We talk to the Bolshoi’s Artistic Director Makhar Vaziev and two of his rising stars about how the world famous company has belatedly embraced the “lost son” of Russian ballet, as they perform Jewels in Brisbane.

May 22, 2019
features

Praising the Dead

Where did the Requiem come from and why have so many composers been fascinated with death? We explore the evolution of the Mass for the Dead, and looks at the five big ones to die for.

May 22, 2019
features

My Music: Lucy Maunder

Currently playing Mrs Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical theatre star recalls infant adventures in the pit, seeing Starlight Express 12 times, and getting the lead in the school musical at 14.

May 21, 2019
features

From Book Shelf to Ice Shelf

Carolyn Philpott’s work as a musicologist has taken her from writing a book about Malcolm Williamson to visiting Antarctica. She reveals how she is exploring the ways composers have used music to represent landscape, and how music might advocate for fragile regions.

May 20, 2019
features

Ute Lemper: Falling in love again

In 1988, embarrassed at constantly being compared to Marlene Dietrich, Ute Lemper wrote to the legendary actor. She talks about the extraordinary three-hour phone call that followed, which, 30 years later, has led to the German-born cabaret star’s latest show.

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