An appealing rather than a dazzling musical, though Kate Maree Hoolihan and Ian Stenlake shine as the lovers in a fluent production.
Review: Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians (Soundstream New Music, Recitals Australia, Adelaide Fringe)
A fine performance of a rarely heard 20th-century masterpiece.
An uneven program of contemporary ballets from established and emerging choreographers.
Missy Mazzoli's opera, based on Lars von Trier's film, builds to a devastating finale.
Impressive singing, but the storytelling leaves something to be desired.
A privilege to be immersed so persuasively in Beethoven’s sound world.
Vivid musical storytelling from Alexander Shelley and the SSO.
A very rare afternoon of truly eloquent chamber music performances at the UKARIA Cultural Centre.
Australia’s biggest choreographic competition remains a hotbed of experimentation.
An uneasy start redeemed by energetic, committed playing.
Exciting period performances of well-known classics alongside a 19th-century rarity.
Two seemingly different worlds coalesce in music.
Review: The Sound of History: Beethoven, Napoleon and Revolution (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Festival)
An engrossing lesson in the historical and musical significance of Beethoven’s Eroica symphony in the composer’s 250th year.