Jo Litson

Jo Litson

Jo Litson is the Editor of Limelight Magazine. She took up the position in late 2018 having joined the magazine as Deputy Editor in 2016. During a 35-year career as an arts journalist she has been a contributor to numerous publications including Limelight, The Australian, The Bulletin, and the Qantas magazine. She was the arts writer and theatre reviewer for The Sunday Telegraph for 12 years until 2018, and has written the labels for the Archibald Prize for the Art Gallery of New South Wales for over 20 years.

Articles by Jo Litson

28 November, 2021

Tributes flow for Stephen Sondheim

One of the giants of musical theatre has died. Composers, producers, performers and fans have taken to social media to farewell the man who revolutionised the American musical.

19 November, 2021

The Beating Heart of Dance

Nicolette Fraillon fell into conducting dance, but she was quickly hooked by the artform. Music Director of The Australian Ballet since 2003, she guides Jo Litson through the history of ballet music, discusses the different kinds of collaborations between choreographers and composers, and wonders why ballet scores aren’t always given their proper due.

15 November, 2021

Opera Queensland announces its 2022 season

OQ's 2022 season features two newly commissioned works, a classic, a regional tour and the return of the Studio Series and the Festival of Outback Opera, with a strong focus on women.