The January/February 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… The Nose Barrie Kosky extols the genius of Shostakovich’s first opera, and explains why he knew he had to have tap dancing noses in his new production, which Opera Australia presents this February. Features… ARTIST OF THE YEAR We reveal the Australian and International winners of the 2017 Limelight Artist of the Year, as chosen by our readers and critics.  ORAVA QUARTET With an Australian-first record deal under their belts, the young guns of the Orava Quartet are taking the chamber music world by storm.  EMANUEL AX The legendary pianist returns to the Sydney Symphony to play six of Mozart’s great piano concertos – and watch some tennis.  GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST John Adams and Peter Sellars explain what an opera set in the California Gold Rush has to say about life in Donald Trump’s America.  UNDERWATER MUSICIANS Limelight finds out why it took Danish outfit Between Music 10 years to become the world’s first underwater ensemble with AquaSonic.  SYMPHONIC AUSTRALIA Rhoderick McNeill traces the 125-year history of symphonic composition in Australia:
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