The Australian conductor has been named Chief Conductor and General Music Director of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Austria, and Chief Conductor of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra.
Five Australian composers will take part in the group’s inaugural CoLAB: Composer Accelerator Program.
The professional classical vocal quartet will blend new and old repertoire.
Kathryn Stott unveils her final program as Artistic Director, postponed after the cancellation of the 2020 festival.
Lise Lindstrom will play Brünnhilde in the first two cycles, while Australians will make role debuts as Brünnhilde and Wotan.
Features this month explore the redevelopment of Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatre, Margaret Sutherland's Violin Concerto, Andrew Ford's Red Dirt Hymns project, and the musical Hamilton.
The ANAM Set will see 67 Australian composers write six-minute works for 67 ANAM musicians. Pairing them will be like a Tetris game, but exciting, says Creative Coordinator Leigh Harrold.
The German-born, Australian-based Maestro, who is currently QSO’s Conductor Laureate, will lead the orchestra until a new Chief Conductor is announced.
The company has set aside 2,000 tickets to John Bell’s monumental Tosca for people who have not previously purchased tickets for an Opera Australia performance.
With live music operating at under four percent of pre-COVID levels, more than 3,500 music industry artists, workers, venues and businesses have signed an Open Letter to the Australian Government calling for JobKeeper to be extended.
The period instrument ensemble will be livestreaming each tour thanks to Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, as well as launching a new series of concert films.
Insisting he has “no unhappiness with Opera Australia”, Jeffes says the “extraordinarily difficult decision” to resign as CEO is very much “a personal decision”.
Flautist Geoffrey Collins named Emeritus Artist while violinist Dene Olding clocks up 40 years with the Australia ensemble in a season that will celebrate the group's core members.