In a recent speech the Arts Minister noted the value of the arts sector to the Australian identity, economy and people, but failed to acknowledge the steady decline in available arts funding relative to population growth over the last decade, writes Leya Reid.
Quickly adjusting its program because of COVID, Jessica Cottis conducted a starry performance, with music ranging from the majestic to the witty to the light-hearted.
A year after a terrifying bout of the coronavirus, with blood clots in her lungs, the Australian soprano has finally recovered and is about to play Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito for Canberra's new National Opera.
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs celebrates the long road back to live performance.
A year after COVID-19 shut down live music, co-director Adele Schonhardt discusses how an idea to stream concerts for a few weeks in lockdown has become Australia’s fastest growing national arts company.
The new injection of funding comes as the arts industry faces the “cliff edge” of JobKeeper’s termination this month.
Based in London, Brisbane-born conductor Dane Lam had a diary full of international concerts, then COVID struck. He and his fiancée decided to return home – and it’s turned out better than he ever dared hope.
As one of the busiest maestros on the planet, Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko lost umpteen engagements because of COVID. He talks to Clive Paget about how he has used the unexpected hiatus – from recording video interviews to growing tomatoes and a beard.
Opera Australia and the Really Useful Group will stage Cameron Mackintosh’s new production in September, with Australian performer Josh Piterman in the title role.
Stanhope's Requiem is a rich, engaging piece for our times, and receives its premiere in a superbly performed concert.
A moving concert, which left everyone present wrapped in a warm, sonic hug.
Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher has resisted calls to extend the subsidy for the arts industry, confirming that JobKeeper will cease on 28 March.
The new festival, which opens on International Women’s Day, takes place in a shop front at Sydney’s World Square.