September 3, 2019

Major Tom

Simon Phillips talks about meeting Tom Stoppard, how The Real Thing is beautiful as well as brilliant, and why Australian actors need to understand that for Stoppard the brain is sexy.

September 3, 2019

My Instrument: The Harpsichord

Comparisons to the piano seem wrong-headed, says Erin Helyard, the Artistic Director of Pinchgut Opera. A virtuoso on the harpsichord (and fortepiano), he believes it’s the instrument on which Bach sounds best.

August 29, 2019

Peake Performance

English actor Maxine Peake is known for portraying tough, complex women. She talks to Justine Nguyen about making her Australian stage debut in a play about a woman undergoing IVF, and the toll it takes on her, before presenting an immersive performance piece about the Velvet Underground’s Nico.

August 27, 2019
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Brahms’ Requiem for a troubled world

Ahead of a chamber performance that will put the MSO Chorus in the spotlight, chorusmaster Warren Trevelyan-Jones explains why Brahms’ music is still so relevant today.

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