Italian mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli has conquered the world’s great opera houses, turned Salieri into a bestseller and become a saviour of the classical recording industry… But she has never, until now, performed in Australia. Francis Merson spoke to Cecilia on the eve of her maiden tour.
French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet talks to Francis Merson about Debussy, transcriptions and the moon in the lead-up to his performances in Sydney.
Australian pianist Piers Lane discusses his upcoming Chopin recital and plans for 2011 with Limelight‘s Steven Laurent.
A new opera based on the life of actress and model Anna Nicole Smith has premiered in London, to surprisingly positive first reviews.
Soprano Elena Xanthoudakis has become the first Australian to win a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
Glenn Gould is one of many musicians linked to Asperger’s syndrome. However, his much-documented eccentricities may have had a different cause.
More than 2,000 people have packed London’s Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to the late Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland.
The 53rd Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, and it was the Naxos label that dominated the classical category.
São Paulo post for one of the US’s most dynamic conductors.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has appointed Ballarat-born Benjamin Northey as Associate Conductor.
Bizet’s most famous opera Carmen will be screened in 3D across Australia.
The Russian violinist is the latest to join a growing list of new additions to the German record label’s artist pool.
Slovenian conductor Marko Letonja will take over as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in January 2012.