A new discussion paper on orchestra funding provokes fears of major cuts to New Zealand’s major ensembles
Russian singer Yevgeny Nikitin quits the Wagnerfest after German media discover a swastika tatoo on his chest
Canadian pianist wins SIPCA crown and scoops $60,000 in prize-money
Campbell Newman’s razor gang cans band camp
The rock legend infused all his music with classical influences and bestrode the genre divide.
Classical music and opera have a special role to play in these scenes.
One of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s last heart-to-hearts; Simone Young on Wagner; 16 opera legends choose their own best disc.
None of the five Australian candidates have progressed to the last stage of the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Kiri Te Kanawa, Mirella Freni, Ben Heppner and more reminisce about their most cherished albums.
Ahead of performances at Hamer Hall, the maestro explains why Bohemian music is in the Czech Philharmonic’s blood.
A Gilbert & Sullivan junkie’s take on how the Savoy Operas became part of Australia’s theatrical DNA.
Delving into the “maestro myth”: why are our best conductors overlooked?
Don’t be fooled by the “Liberace of the organ”: there’s a very serious musician behind the glitzy facade.