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 (delivered from October 18).

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The latest announcements

QUEENSLAND THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 SEASON

Five world premieres, several interstate co-productions, and gender equality in writing and directing see QT on a roll under AD Sam Strong.

PAUL DYER BRINGS OUT THE BIG GUNS FOR A JANUS-LIKE 2019

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra celebrates 30 years with a trio of baroque blockbusters and a glimpse of the future.

WILLOUGHBY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 SEASON

Kate Moore will be the orchestra’s composer-in-residence, with two of her major works to be premiered.

OPERA AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 SEASON

Three new digital productions, William Kentridge’s Wozzeck, a new opera about Brett Whiteley, and singers including Jonas Kaufmann and Lise Lindstrom.

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON

Richard Tognetti tells us about a wide-ranging season, at the centre of which is the return of Bill Henson’s Luminous.

QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON

QSO Music Director Alondra de la Parra talks to Limelight about a 2019 full of contrasts.

CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON

Nicholas Milton’s 2019 season with Canberra Symphony Orchestra spans classic masterworks to new Australian music.

  • Skride Piano Quartet

ENSEMBLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 SEASON

Three world premieres, a musical, radio murder mysteries, a stage adaptation of the film Baby Doll, and the return of Diplomacy are all on the bill.

  • Ensemble Theatre

ENSEMBLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 SEASON

Three world premieres, a musical, radio murder mysteries, a stage adaptation of the film Baby Doll, and the return of Diplomacy are all on the bill.

PINCHGUT OPERA’S 2019 SET TO BE A STELLAR YEAR

Erin Helyard gives us masterworks from Monteverdi and Vivaldi, as well as two recitals with an Australian premiere to whet the appetite.

SIR ANDREW DAVIS ILLUMINATES THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2019 SEASON

From Mahler to Lang Lang with plenty in between, the MSO’s outgoing Chief discusses his final year.

  • David Robertson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, SSO

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON

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.

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