The enfant terrible of the Australian art scene is the subject of a new opera by Elena Kats-Chernin and Justin Fleming. They talk to Justine Nguyen about the challenges of translating this colourful, larger-than-life figure to the stage.
The celebrated bass-baritone tells us about his forthcoming Australian concerts, his first cruise, his new opera roles, and why he won’t be bringing his Welsh Rugby Union jumper on his trip Down Under.
George Balanchine changed the face of Western ballet. We talk to the Bolshoi’s Artistic Director Makhar Vaziev and two of his rising stars about how the world famous company has belatedly embraced the “lost son” of Russian ballet, as they perform Jewels in Brisbane.
Rossini’s rarely-performed opera was written for the coronation of a king, with all the excess that entails. Director Damiano Michieletto explains how he got to grips with an opera that’s more showpiece than drama, and why he had to set it in an art gallery.