In the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is tackling his only opera, Fidelio. Conductor Anthony Negus discusses the work’s power and the influence of one of its greatest interpreters.
Musica Viva Australia turns 75 this year. As the chamber music organisation started by refugees in 1945 celebrates its milestone season, we talk to former Artistic Director Carl Vine and new Artistic Director Paul Kildea about Musica Viva’s past, present and future.
The rivalry between Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse has been likened to a boxing match. With a new exhibition in Canberra setting their artworks side by side, we explores the complexity of the pair’s relationship, and how it transformed art in the 20th century.