Soprano Vida Miknevičiūtė triumphs in this musically and visually exciting season opener.
Patricia Maunder has been an arts journalist since the 1990s contributing to publications including The Age, and Opera Magazine (UK). Passionate about opera, cabaret, and anything Baroque, she’s based in Melbourne, but half her heart’s in Montreal, her home from 2012 to 2016.
Articles by Patricia Maunder
Benjamin Law’s playwriting debut is a tragi-comic family story full of heart and humour.
A modest yet mostly satisfying production of Beethoven’s only opera.
This fun satire about 1950s domestic bliss is more style than substance.
A humble yet powerful opera about the transgender experience makes its Australian debut.
Only the most mean-spirited Grinch could resist this concert’s majestic joie de vivre.
Superlative singing and David McVicar’s lavish, clever production make a heavenly match.
A wobbly fantasy-versus-bleak reality balancing act for Kander and Ebb’s under-appreciated musical.
Graeme Murphy’s much-loved production returns, with American soprano Lise Lindstrom in the title role.
Sir Andrew Davis, Alondra de la Parra and David Robertson are about to conduct their final concerts as artistic chiefs of the Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney Symphony Orchestras respectively. Here’s a look back on their time Down Under.
This tribute to the German actor-musician is as enigmatic as its subject.
Four leading Australian playwrights present a perspective-packed snapshot of the nation’s fragmentation.
An enchanting, nostalgic visual aesthetic brings simple folktale-inspired stories to life.