An orchestra may not be able to bring peace, but it can at least help foster understanding, believes Daniel Barenboim. The outspoken advocate for reconciliation in the Middle East, and committed music educator, talks to Clive Paget as he prepares to visit Australia for the first time since 1970.
The American conductor and rising star talks about an early career that’s seen her gravitate from playing under Bernard Haitink to taking over his dressing room.
Renée Fleming has just cut her first Broadway album, but anyone expecting wall-to-wall golden oldies should think again. Limelight finds out how she’s done it.
LA SCALA EN POINTE
The famous opera house is also home to a world-renowned ballet company. Jo Litson discovers what’s afoot when the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company visits Brisbane.
MASTERS OF MODERN ART
As more than 60 masterpieces from the Hermitage in St Petersburg travel to Sydney, we look at the remarkable lives and tastes of two pioneering Russian collectors.