This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
Articles by Paul Selar
Deborah Cheetham's new family opera, produced by Victorian Opera, is a delightful, insightful work that you can now view digitally on demand. Let's hope it is able to play live soon.
Director and choreographer Matthew Barclay’s Carmen is a handsome looking production that more than satisfies the demands of a travelling outfit on its way to in excess of 30 cities
Victorian Opera showcases Bizet's opera at its best in this performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Canberra's new National Opera makes an impressive debut with a handsome production and some mouthwatering vocal artistry.
The Australian chamber opera examining the life of the sister of bushranger Ned Kelly invites curiosity and is mostly satisfying.
Paul Selar experiences a one-on-one performance of Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne Geliebte via the telephone.
Weaving fragments from medieval versions of Tristan and Isolde, David Lang's a cappella chamber opera speaks potently about love's varied moods.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was a formidable music force under outgoing Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis.
A joyful production that demonstrates how it's possible to be world class while working on a shoestring.
Barrie Kosky's daring, dazzling production is controversial yet poignant, with the music having the final say.
A wild, confronting and bittersweet ride in three acts you won’t easily forget.
A new opera about William Buckley tells an incredible story, but the Indigenous characters are under-represented.