Number 10

STORM IN A TEACUP: FAMILY, ART AND DEMENTIA

Nia Pericles’ moving documentary charts her artist father’s major retrospective and her mother’s dementia.

Number 9

Martin Wesley-Smith

Martin Wesley-Smith has died

Vincent Plush pays tribute to the pioneering Australian composer, who died at the age of 74 after a ten-year battle with cancer.

Number 8

PIANIST SHUAN HERN LEE ISSUES RESPONSE AFTER COMPETITION UPSET

After his disqualification from the Lang Lang International Piano Competition in Shenzhen, Lee gave Limelight his version of events in response to an account issued by the jury.

Number 7

Scott Morrison

INDUSTRY FURIOUS AS ARTS DROPPED FROM DEPARTMENT TITLE

The industry responded as the Department of Communications and the Arts was swallowed by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Number 6

OPERA AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 SEASON

Two operas rarely seen in Australia, some more familiar fare, four musicals, digital stagings and the future of opera – OA’s Lyndon Terracini discusses the lot.

Number 5

John Curro

JOHN CURRO HAS DIED

The conductor and founder of Queensland Youth Orchestras mentored generations of Australian musicians.

Number 4

ANDREA CHÉNIER (OPERA AUSTRALIA)

Sensational, old-school singing in Giordano’s operatic potboiler.

Number 3

Placido Domingo

SONYA YONCHEVA DEFENDS PLÁCIDO DOMINGO

The Bulgarian soprano joined those rallying to the tenor’s defence following allegations of sexual harassment.

Number 2

OPERA AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES A DIGITAL RING CYCLE

The company will present a fully digital, 21st-century staging of Wagner’s epic tetralogy in Brisbane in 2020, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng.

Number 1

Notre Dame, Organ

Notre Dame Cathedral’s Historic Organ Survives Blaze

The Cathedral’s organist Olivier Latry thanked everyone for their messages of support.

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