Joyce DiDonato, the pre-eminent singer who’s revolutionising the way we think of the Diva. Available to buy in stores now.

The November issue of Limelight hits the newsstands today, available at retailers across Australia, through our online store and digitally through Zinio.

Cover Feature: Joyce DiDonato

The life and times of Joyce DiDonato, the pre-eminent singer of the day who’s revolutionising the way we think of the Diva.

2015 Season Preview

As Australia’s arts companies launch their seasons for next year, we cast our eyes over the offerings and choose the pick of the crop.

The Brothers Dean

Brett and Paul Dean are two of Australia’s finest musicians, but what was it like growing up together? And what does the future hold?

Composer of the Month: Copland

The composer who encapsulated the spirit and landscape of America eventually became a figure of suspicion in his homeland.

Travel: New Zealand

It may be known for its nature, but there’s plenty of music too among the snowy mountains and hobbit holes.


Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including a disc of Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius; a searing reading of Bruckner’s Ninth in Claudio Abbado’s last hurrah; Tamara-Anna Cislowska offers a musical testament to the late Peter Sculthorpe; Anna Prohaska’s program of soldier songs gives food for thought and Opera Rara brings another forgotten gem to light in Offenbach’s charming Fantasio.

The Limelight Classical Chart

Exclusive to Limelight, this chart ranks the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to monthly sales figures drawn from Australia’s leading classical specialist stores. Unlike other charts, Limelight’s specially assembled list admits only pure classical releases.