Season Preview 2019
The music and artists to look forward to next year
As Australia’s premier arts companies launch their latest programs, Limelight brings you an exclusive 24-page preview anticipating many of the treats in store for 2019. For detailed listings of orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, choral and song, theatre, dance, musicals, art exhibitions and festivals, subscribe now to receive our essential guide inside our November 2018 issue.
Update: The Season Preview edition of Limelight is now available to read online.
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Dame Emma Kirkby, pianist Stefan Vladar, Elena Kats-Chernin and the Australian String Quartet are among the guests at this year’s Festival on NSW’s Far South Coast.
The line-up includes Kaija Saariaho’s oratorio La Passion de Simone, Schaübuhne’s Beware of Pity and a divisive play called Daughter that has had women walking out.
Wagner’s magnum opus is seen in a new production with an enviable cast, A Little Night Music hits the stage, and Jessica Pratt returns with star mezzo Daniela Barcellona in tow.
Stars of its annual concert series, celebrating its 10th year, include pianist Kirill Gerstein, early music pioneer Jordi Savall and soprano Nicole Car.
Tasty treasures from China, a large-scale Duchamp exhibition and the Kaldor Public Art Projects’ 50th birthday among the highlights on the AGNSW’s 2019 season.
A one-man take on Animal Farm, Judy Garland’s final days and an all-female reimagining of Williamson’s The Club are just some of the highlights.
Power and family are in the spotlight in STC’s 2019, Kip Williams explains, with a swathe of new plays alongside modern classics like Lord of the Flies, Così and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Gun-Brit Barkmin returns, Siobhan Stagg is the orchestra’s first ever Artist-in-Association, and a raft of stellar soloists and conductors make this a jam-packed season.
MIRIAM MARGOLYES, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE AND KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN MAKE UP MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY’S 2019
An exciting new season that balances international plays with new and classic Australian works.
Nicholas Carter’s final year as Principal Conductor features a world premiere for Pinchas Zukerman’s 70th birthday, and Jayson Gillham playing five Beethoven piano concertos.
We speak to David Robertson as the SSO looks to the future in a season of blockbuster concerts and new appointments, from Lang Lang’s return to Stuart Skelton in Peter Grimes.