The August 2018 issue of Limelight Magazine is now available to read online. A limited stock of hard copies are available from our online store. COVER STORY HELTER SKELTON Over the past two decades, Australian Heldentenor Stuart Skelton has quietly conquered the operatic world. Ahead of concerts as Tristan and Peter Grimes, he reveals how he discovered he wasn’t vocally bulletproof, and admits to an ambition to run an opera house. FEATURES EDGE OF THE WORLD The orchestra is an urban creature, born of the great cities of central Europe. So why are orchestras on the world’s fringe, from the Faroe Islands to Tasmania, thriving? GRECO’S WINTER JOURNEY Ahead of the release of his periodinstrument Winterreise, the Aussie baritone talks about preparing for it with the help of some 19th-century singers. OUR OTHER DAME JOAN A fine golfer and feisty sports journalist, Joan Hammond jettisoned both careers to focus on opera, where that same determination took her to the very top. HARP IN THE SOUTH Kate Mulvany reveals how and why she decided to go “big and bold” with her new two-part, five-and-a-half hour adaptation of Ruth Park’s beloved Australian trilogy. CARL VINE From hallucinations to the awakening brain, the
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