Dean's opera has received four nominations, among them best Large Scale Composition.
The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will end his tenure as Chief Conductor at the end of 2019.
The Australian composer’s acclaimed opera has won best World Premiere.
The bow used by the actor when preparing for Master and Commander will feature in the ensemble’s next concert thanks to a donor.
Opera Australia was the biggest winner of the night taking home nine gongs, while My Fair Lady and Aladdin dominated the musical theatre category.
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik kicks off the celebrations on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Sydney Opera House’s architect.
Rafael Karlen is to take up residence in the Sydney terrace house bequeathed by the renowned Australian composer.
Joyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona have been recognised for their star turns in David Alden’s Semiramide, which has also been honoured in this year's awards.
Toby Chadd, the former Label Manager of ABC Classics and Jazz, will take over the reins of the classical radio station next Monday.
Victorian Opera's first co-production with the Royal Opera House, which is headed to Melbourne in 2019, has opened to positive reviews.
Pianist Aura Go and percussionist Matthias Schack-Arnott to follow Arcadia Winds as the next musicians in the two-year FutureMakers program.
Over 12 months, the emerging composer will work closely with orchestra and staff to create two new compositions to be performed by the MSO.
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