As Richard Bonynge turns 90, Jan Bowen argues that it’s time to dispel the ‘svengali’ myth and recognise his unmatched contribution to the musical world in its own right.
Dynamic new music projects are emerging from lockdown, Julian Day reports.
The Australian conductor discusses her synaesthesia, her new role at Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and her love of butterflies.
Find out what's on stage – and streaming online – in October from Limelight editors Jo Litson, Angus McPherson and Clive Paget.
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The Director of the National Gallery of Australia tells us about his mother’s inspiring passion for music, his own eclectic tastes from classical to electronic, and his love of vintage vinyl.
With an ambitious new musical survey underway, Clive Paget looks at the 18th-century movement that made bold men quake with fear and women fall into a faint.
As David McAllister prepares to leave The Australian Ballet, he releases a new memoir.
When Claire Edwardes first discovered this weird and wonderful instrument in Holland she thought it might be rather one-dimensional, but in fact, she has discovered it is full of sonic possibilities.
Robert Veel laments the trend for ‘overture acting’.
Why the two wildly different productions are both such hits, and asks how the misogynistic opera is received today.
While live performance is returning, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean virtually no international artists will tour here. Will we seize the chance to create a greater space for Indigenous, female and ethnically diverse voices to speak to us about Australia today?
American mezzo Jamie Barton tells Clive Paget about recording Unexpected Shadows, Limelight’s Recording of the Month for October.