Soprano's voice charms, but where's the sense of drama?
Walter’s up-to-date, illustrated translation comes with insightful analyses.
The new digital archive features the first dedicated library of Australian operas and is accessible to the public.
Applauding too soon and leaving before the final credits roll robs you of the full experience, argues Christine Hinton.
Anna Dowsley fell asleep when she was taken to see her first opera but she still decided to train as a singer. Clive Paget talks to the Australian mezzo-soprano whose European career is taking off.
The big guns are out this month with box sets from Decca and DG, but other labels have plenty on offer, including an outstanding vocal recital from Nicky Spence
We explore portraits of pianist Simon Tedeschi, how opera singer Anna Dowsley is building a career on two continents, the life of Arrigo Boito and our fascination with The Devil, the incredible life of pianist Ruth Slenczynska, and plenty more.
This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
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Arrigo Boito is best known as the librettist for Verdi's Otello and Falstaff, but he was also a composer. As Opera Australia prepares to stage his only opera, Mahima Macchione traces his career.
The editors of Limelight share their selection of the most exciting classical music, opera and theatre events coming soon.
After two decades based in the US, Durkin has returned to Australia and is poised to star in one of Britten's darkest works.
As she prepares to revisit the role of Violetta, the star soprano has fallen in love again with Verdi’s music.