Eight young female singers from seven countries were awarded a total of $69,000 in grants at this year's Elizabeth Connell Prize, which was held online due to COVID restrictions.
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
Due to the high level of uncertainly caused by COVID lockdowns, State Opera South Australia has cancelled its September season, postponing Voss and The Turn of the Screw to 2022.
Fiona Allan arrives at OA later this year with her eyes wide open, having dealt with similar challenges at the Birmingham Hippodrome due to COVID restrictions.
Forty-four Melbourne performances by The Australian Ballet, scheduled for the rest of this year, have been postponed to 2022 due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Sydney-born Fiona Allan will return to Australia to take up the position of Opera Australia CEO after working in the UK since 2004.
The largest gift Bell Shakespeare has ever received, from the Neilson Foundation, will fund company's new studio space, The Neilson Nutshell at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay in Sydney.
The Australian World Orchestra, ANAM, State Opera South Australia and Bluesfest are among the 82 arts organisations to receive grants in the latest round of RISE funding.
Entertainer James Bustar has produced an impassioned video in which 30 artists talk about the devastating impact the pandemic has had on their careers and mental health.
McMaster will take over the position from Robert Love, who did extraordinary work as Director of Riverside Theatres, Parramatta for two decades.
Following the postponement of Phantom, Opera Australia has been allocated $4 million from the Federal Government's COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund.
Features include the return of the opera Voss, the stage adaptation of Boy Swallows Universe, avoiding one-hit wonders in new Australian music, and a profile of Global Creatures' Carmen Pavlovic as Moulin Rouge! The Musical opens in Melbourne.
Carmen Pavlovic’s mission to stage new musicals leads to Moulin Rouge!
The editors of Limelight share their selection of the most exciting classical music, opera and theatre events coming soon.