Why the two wildly different productions are both such hits, and asks how the misogynistic opera is received today.
Harriet Cunningham is a writer based in Sydney. In print she is best known as one of the classical music critics for the Sydney Morning Herald. She is addicted to listening and thinking about live music – any kind of live performance, in fact. And she has been known to play the viola.
Articles by Harriet Cunningham
The ACO's first live concert since March drew thunderous applause, and held the audience spellbound.
Eleven-year old violinist Christian Li proves to be something rather extraordinary in this ABO concert.
An extended reflection on a fascinating sound world.
Set to play Beethoven's five piano concertos in June, Gillham talks about how the composer is at the centre of his musical existence.
Carolyn Philpott’s work as a musicologist has taken her from writing a book about Malcolm Williamson to visiting Antarctica. She reveals how she is exploring the ways composers have used music to represent landscape, and how music might advocate for fragile regions.
A magnificent masque, entertaining and amazing in equal parts.
From Dame Emma Kirkby to Elena Kats-Chernin, not to mention a jam with local folk band Malumba, Harriet Cunningham reports on an Easter long weekend at the Four Winds Festival.
Harriet Cunningham celebrates the “madness” that led to the formation and running of the period ensemble as it launches a program celebrating the past and the future.
A sublime concert in which the piano virtuoso told us about silence, and how to listen.
It didn’t take much to persuade legendary pianist Emanuel Ax to come and play Mozart with the SSO. But the fact that his preparatory period would coincide with the Australian Open didn’t hurt.
What happens when one of the oldest European boys’ choirs mixes it with an Aussie choir with a 65,000-year-old culture? This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now
Amidst the plethora of centenary celebrations, let’s not forget an Australian who touched the lives of thousands. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now