Richard Wagner said he wrote music with an exclamation point. Isn’t the dramatic soprano the exclamation point? asks Nina Stemme. The world’s reigning dramatic soprano talks to Jansson J Antmann ahead of her much-anticipated return to Hobart for a Wagner Gala with John Lundgren.
English actor Maxine Peake is known for portraying tough, complex women. She talks to Justine Nguyen about making her Australian stage debut in a play about a woman undergoing IVF, and the toll it takes on her, before presenting an immersive performance piece about the Velvet Underground’s Nico.