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Richard Wagner’s comic masterpiece explores the nature of art. As Kasper Holten’s production for Opera Australia opens in Melbourne, we examine why it's become a controversial target of revisionism in recent decades.
An orchestra may not be able to bring peace but it can at least help foster understanding, believes Daniel Barenboim. The outspoken advocate for reconciliation in the Middle East, and committed music educator, talks to Clive Paget as he prepares to visit Australia for the first time since 1970.
It’s iconic now, but it nearly didn’t happen, and its construction took its toll on all involved. As the Sydney Opera House turns 45 in the centenary of its architect’s birth, CEO Louise Herron talks about the “restrained” celebrations planned during the current major upgrade, and we share an extract from a new book about the people behind the white sails.