Your guide to the arts in 2020
As Australia’s arts companies launch their latest programs, Limelight brings you an exclusive 24-page print preview anticipating many of the treats in store for 2020. For detailed listings and our picks of the top 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 2019 issue.
Limelight will also be featuring highlights from these companies online.
A multi-maestro line-up features seven new works by Australian composers and a Beethoven project to address climate change.
Richard Tognetti’s 30th season with the ACO features four brand new works, four Australian premieres, Stuart Skelton singing Mahler, and, of course, plenty of Beethoven.
Marin Alsop makes her debut with an international Beethoven project, violinist Christian Tetzlaff returns, and the orchestra moves into the Town Hall.
As Alondra de la Parra’s contract comes to an end, the orchestra’s 2020 season will focus on fresh voices, with a number of young artists making their debuts with the orchestra.
The British cellist, who shot to international stardom when he performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will play at next year’s Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
Opera & Vocal
Two operas never seen in Australia, four musicals, digital stagings and the future of opera – OA’s Lyndon Terracini discusses the lot.
The 2020 season also includes Handel’s Rinaldo plus concerts of Charpentier, Purcell, Monteverdi and Gabrieli.
Lorelei gets a second life, Opera Australia’s digital Aida comes to town, and Simon O’Neill stars in Tristan und Isolde.