Theatre reviews: Love Letters and A friendship of life and death, Melbourne Fringe Festival
Ambitious shows aiming to bridge cultural understandings showed good intentions, but needed more development.
Performance review: The Blood Vote, Gasworks Arts Park
Fusing opera and circus, The Blood Vote by composer Jenny Game and librettist Caitlin Vincent sees Australian suffragist Vida Goldstein…
Vale Jacqueline Dark
The 'indefatigably upbeat' Australian mezzo-soprano died this week, aged just 55.
What’s in store for season 2024 in the performing arts (part three)
Continuing our round-up of season launches from companies around the country, including a three-part theatrical epic and an ambitious restaging…
Overcoming threshold anxiety
Geelong Arts Centre’s redevelopment opens the venue up to the public eye, in a way that’s deliberately designed to ensure…
Why are we giving shows like Miss Saigon a rerun in 2023?
As the 1989 musical 'Miss Saigon' returns to stages, one can't overlook the overt racism underscoring the "classic" yet outdated…
Opera review: La Gioconda in Concert, Sydney Opera House
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann was the drawcard but Spanish soprano Saioa Hernández shone as the star of the evening, performing with…
Opera review: The Tales of Hoffmann, Sydney Opera House
Four of the world's best opera companies collaborate for Damiano Michieletto's outstanding new production of 'The Tales of Hoffmann'.
Opera review: Idomeneo, Palais Theatre
A striking co-production that draws on Greek mythology to offer hope for a new world.
So you want my arts job: Head of Music, Opera Australia
If you love the canon but enjoy learning, working as the Head of Music for a major company may be…