Much-loved soprano Emma Matthews is committed to teaching at WAAPA but still loves singing. She discusses her role debut as Nedda in Pagliacci for West Australian Opera.
A stunning, multi-faceted disc from distinguished mezzo.
Dennis Vaughan's one-man opera, based on Edgar Allan Poe's macabre tale, is powerfully performed in this State Opera South Australia production, staged in a unique setting.
The Dutch composer and musical agitator, whose music crossed boundaries, has passed aged 82.
Timothy Sexton, former Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for abusing two teenage girls between 1989 and 1993.
Patrick Burns has been appointed as the new AD of Melbourne's Lyric Opera and plays a program committed to female Australian composers in 2022.
Winners of this year’s Green Room Awards include Rachael Maza, Artistic Director of Ilbijerri Theatre Company, and arts journalist Richard Watts, who both received Lifetime Achievement Awards.
In this month's opera column, Greg Eldridge explores the dichotomy that has emerged between purists who loved traditionalist productions and lovers of modernist regietheater.
We look at opera's love affair with wine, the Australian Chamber Orchestra's new project River, and Virginia Gay's emergence as a playwright. We also salute Paul Goodchild, doyen of Australian brass.
This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
Known for his visionary, striking productions, Damiano Michieletto returns to Opera Australia with a new take on Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, which starts with Hoffmann as an old man in a bar, then travels through different episodes in his life.
A new opera about the Princes in the Tower concludes they were murdered – but not by Richard III.
Brett Dean helps riff on the Brandenburgs, Lise Davidsen cements a rising reputation and Rachel Podger delivers six new – yes new – Mozart sonatas.