September 11, 2018

Our Other Dame Joan

A fine golfer and feisty sports journalist, Dame Joan Hammond jettisoned both careers to focus on opera, where that same determination took the much-loved Australian soprano to the very top.

September 11, 2018

Spartacus: Slave to Ballet

Lucas Jervies is creating a new Spartacus for The Australian Ballet. As he tells Jo Litson, he is exploring ancient Rome through a contemporary lens, and even incorporating wrestling techniques into his high-impact choreography.

September 6, 2018
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Tan Dun: My Religion is Music

The Chinese composer talks about Bach and the Buddha ahead of the Australian premiere of his new large-scale choral work, Buddha Passion.

September 5, 2018

Evita: High Flying Adored

As a revival of Hal Prince’s original staging of Evita heads for Australia, Sir Tim Rice explains how a dangerously glamorous Argentinian dictator turned out to be surprisingly good for him.

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