Our Recording of the Month for November is Bellini's I Puritani, with American tenor Lawrence Brownlee. He talks to Clive Paget about Kaunas, Lithuania's unlikely opera centre, and the challenges of casting this epic work.
Clive Paget is a former Limelight Editor, now Editor-at-Large. Based in New York for three years, and now in the UK, he writes and reviews as a freelancer for Musical America, Opera News and Steinway Magazine. Prior to his move to Australia he directed and developed new musical theatre for London’s National Theatre.
Articles by Clive Paget
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Lithuanian band and American leads slam dunk Italian opera on English Civil War.
The editors of Limelight share their selection of the most exciting classical music, opera and theatre events coming soon.
Blockbusters from Kaufmann and the Dude lead a stellar pack, but an exceptional month throws up plenty of other treasure, plus a remarkable Aussie debut.
The great Dutch conductor and prolific recording artist has passed at 92.
Pelly sees that Offenbach’s serial polygamist gets his just desserts.
An accidental head injury fells the great Slovak coloratura, whose career spanned more than 50 years.
Our recording of the month for October comes to us from Giovanni Antonini, Artistic Director of Haydn 2032, a mammoth project that aims to record Haydn's complete symphonies in time for the 300th anniversary of his birth.
In her latest composition Sally Greenaway explores the parallels between sport and music, inspired by the 2016 Rio Olympics and the allure of Latin American music.
With Ólafsson and Mozart, pianists and their programs are rarely as engrossing.
Simone Young's first official program includes Fidelio in concert and Mahler Two, which celebrates a return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in July.
Gerhaher shines in a revelatory, thinking-man’s Boccanegra for the ages.