What new music might float your boat (or roast your chestnuts) this holiday season? Clive Paget surveys this year’s crop of festive releases and finds intriguing offerings for Advent, Christmas, and even for the post-prandial cheese plate.
Ahead of his 70th birthday bash, Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director tells Angus McPherson about honing his skills in the percussion section, the best (and worst) conductors, and the pleasures of opera.
Vivaldi’s Farnace is a potent examination of betrayal and loyalty, as well as the thirst for vengeance. Director Mark Gaal reveals how his production for Pinchgut Opera is tackling all these themes head on.
New Zealand bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes tells Angus McPherson about the “lucky break” that took him from accounting to international opera stardom, why he’s loving the roles he’s getting in his 50s, and why sometimes it’s OK to be booed.