Christmas can be a difficult time for many Australians, and wonderful festive music can reignite emotions both good and bad, without much conscious thought.
Greta Bradman is regular columnist with Limelight, an Australian soprano who across the last ten years has sung extensively through the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and USA. Greta has been an active ambassador for Australian living composers and artists, and for the support of a range of arts-related initiatives, organisations and institutions including ambassadorship and fundraising. As of 2019 onwards, Greta is singing less in order to spend more time speaking, writing and researching. Greta presents Weekend Mornings on ABC Classic, including interviewing guests such as Tim Minchin, Julia Zemiro, HRH Prince Andrew and Maggie Beer. She is a keynote speaker and also publicly interviews guests live in-conversation.
Articles by Greta Bradman
Recent studies have revealed just how great the problem is and how much remains to be done, but is mental health in the performing arts a good news story in the making?
Off with the screens and devices (except the speakers) and on with the classical music for arguably the most exquisite third of your life’s journey: sleep.
From cows to elephants, there are many stories of animals responding to music. So what are the preferences of the animal companions of Australia’s music professionals?
Whether you’re recovering from open heart surgery, getting over an ex, or simply craving some ‘auditory cheesecake’, listening to music has a profound effect on your brain.
Curated clapping, and keeping mum between orchestral movements, was developed in the 20th century. But applause is most satisfying when it’s spontaneous – as artists know.
Fresh from her fifth tour of regional Australia, the popular soprano tells us why she recommends getting out of the city and connecting personally with audiences.
The soprano explains how the rise of the Protean career means arts organisations need to adapt to changing needs.
Though it may sound glamorous, getting Greta Bradman’s latest project off the ground took more sticky tape than you might think.