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Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: Chloe Lankshear and Alan Hicks – To Loss, From Love

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“They are all love stories, in one sense or another, because love lies at the heart of our experience in the world.” - Alexander McCall Smith Chloe and Alan explore the tales of Cupids, lovers, mourners, those facing turmoil and those facing celestial bliss. Including Strauss, Rameau, and Crumb. All…

Ensemble Offspring: Shivers on Speed

Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW
Ensemble Offspring are Australia’s musical lightning rod, drawing the most electric and spectacular talent from around the world and setting it loose in our very own harbour-side backyard. Postponed from 2020 and June 2021, Shivers on Speed is the latest showcase of what is hot right now, featuring three world premieres of sparkling new works…
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Teatro Real: Tosca

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A famous singer lives only for art and love. But when she finds herself caught in a web of politics, corruption, lies and lust, she is forced to make a terrible choice. To this day, Tosca is one of the most popular and ageless operas. With its cinematographic pace, abundant leitmotifs and…
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Dutch National Opera & Ballet: Der Zwerg

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The Spanish crown princess receives a very special present: a little person. To everyone’s amusement, he is unaware of his small stature. Before long feelings develop between the pair, but what chance do they have in a world where appearance is everything? Based on a story by Oscar Wilde, Der Zwerg (The…
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Pinchgut Opera: A Delicate Fire

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A Delicate Fire is a sumptuous musical experience that celebrates the joys, vicissitudes, and triumphs of love and pays homage to one of the greatest composers of the 17th century. An Australian triumph forged in a time of great adversity, this film features the vocal talents of great artists set against…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Schumann’s Cello Concerto

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Two of Australia’s most revered orchestral musicians, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello Umberto Clerici joins MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop for an evening of bittersweet Schumann and sparkling Mendelssohn. Requiring the sweet introspective playing characteristic of Schumann, his Cello Concerto is a work which also as a hint of playful virtuosity.…
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Pinchgut Opera: The Loves of Apollo and Dafne

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In September, with theatres in Sydney still closed due to the lockdown, Pinchgut Opera launched its Spring Digital Season with its 2020 opera film A Delicate Fire. Each month between now and December it will add another production. In October, it’s Cavalli’s The Loves of Apollo & Dafne, recorded when…
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Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville

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The ‘sheer visual sophistication’ of Annabel Arden’s Barbiere serves ‘a triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’, featuring de Niese’s ‘powerfully sung’ Rosina, Bürger’s ‘gale-force’ Figaro and Stayton’s ‘pure and mellifluous’ Almaviva – a leading trio ‘musically and dramatically beyond compare’ (The Independent ★★★★★). Contributing to the ‘ensemble precision’, the rest…
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Australian Chamber Choir: In dulci jubilo

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In dulci jubilo, nun singet und seid froh! In sweet rejoicing now sing and be glad! A C C 8 directed by Douglas Lawrence This program presents a historical 'pick of the pops', from the late 1400s to the end of the Baroque period. Barney Schwartz, writing in the Sydney…

Elder Conservatorium: Evolving Spirits

Elder Hall Adelaide, SA
Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Luke Dollman  conductor Dylan Henderson  piano Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Lutoslawski Symphony No. 4 Chopin’s Second Concerto is the work of a young, yet profound, artistic spirit reaching deeply into his own soul, finding moments of poetic lyricism contrasted with rapturous passages of transcendental virtuosity. In many ways, Lutoslawski’s…
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2MBS Fine Music Sydney: Dulcie Holland: A Musical Missionary

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Fine Music Sydney kicks off a three-part series on Australian composer and music educator Dulcie Holland. Holland was a household name through her 25-year involvement with the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), but in recent years her compositions have received the prominence and attention they deserve. A giant of Australian…