A beautiful concert with a little gem of a piece by Alessandro Scarlatti.
For almost 20 years, Vincent Plush lived and worked in North America, his life intersecting with many major figures in 20th-century American music. A composer, conductor, broadcaster, festival director and writer, he recently completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide.
Articles by Vincent Plush
Robert Macfarlane delivers robust tone and diction to die for as Belshazzar.
Despite choristers blushing and the Anglican Church declaring it “unsuitable,” Belshazzar’s Feast went on to conquer the world. 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
Some very good singing in this admirable venture was let down by the venue.
Mike Lee's superlative recital brought out things in Mozart sometimes suspected but rarely heard.
This "pocket opera" is musically admirable but has yet to achieve its full potential.
An understated announcement that the ANU School of Music is back for the long haul.
For 17 years she has been a key figure in the life of the National Library and, by extension, the musical life of this country.
Profound sincerity and understated simplicity that touches the spirit.
An utterly captivating and delightful experience that deserved a longer season.
The operatic version of Patrick White’s novel is legendary. How long have we to wait before someone takes up the cause? 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
Playing of a première ordre from Simone Young and the AWO.
The work in progress showing of Cat Hope's new experimental sound opera left one writer virtually speechless.