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Maria Callas performs again in hologram

Soprano diva Maria Callas will perform in Australia as a hologram four decades after her death.

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron. Image is a man sitting at a grand piano playing and singing, while on a screen behind him are translations of Chinese poetry into English.

Performance review: 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron, Dunstan Playhouse

Poetry revealing the despair of a factory worker was turned into songs that tugged at the heartstrings.


Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.

Salvant. Image is of a spotlight woman wearing a black cloak with arms outstretched to the side to fill half the spotlit space, looking at the camera and with multicoloured hair.

Music review: Cécile McLorin Salvant, QPAC

Award-winning jazz performer, Cécile McLorin Salvant, wows the audience.

Angel Strings. Image is a cosmic view of swirling colours on a large screen on a dome, with a crowd seated below and looking up at the dome.

Music review: Angel Strings and K Mak, Scienceworks Planetarium, Melbourne Fringe Festival

A successful marriage of cosmic imagery and ethereal music.

The Visitors. Image is three First Nations singers with face paint and a bare tree trunk, wearing dark, grey and brown robes.

Opera review: The Visitors, Arts Centre Melbourne

Victorian Opera's adaptation of Jane Harrison's novel and play leads audiences to new ways of thinking about opera and Australia’s…

Opinions & Analysis

Arts organisations say they want to be ‘cultural leaders’ – but are they living up to their goals?

Should our leading arts companies take a stand more often?

Howard. image is head and shoulders shot of middle-aged man with grey hair, beard and moustache, with a grave expression.

Musician returns Order Of Australia medal over Voice referendum result

Shane Howard, the singer-songwriter of ‘Solid Rock, Sacred Ground’, has returned his Order of Australia medal in protest at the…

WOW. Image is of a group of people all wearing extreme, colourful and wildly inventive costumes.

World of WearableArt goes beyond imagination

2023 World of WearableArt: BEYOND was an exploration into a boundless realm where artistry, innovation and imagination intertwined.

Melbourne Fringe. Two women with bustieres and frill collars, plus high ponytails face the camera.

Performance Reviews: HIGH PONY, LOOPS, Black Widow, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Four Melbourne Fringe Festival works show the range on offer, from comedy to circus, cabaret and street tours.

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