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Orpheus & Eurydice. Minimal white stage set featuring a cage, with acrobats and opera singers.

Opera review: Orpheus & Eurydice, Sydney Festival

Far from detracting from the enjoyment, acrobats add to the complexities of this classic opera.

Il Tabarro. Four opera singers dressed in period nautical gear sing from the prow of a ship.

Opera review: Il Tabarro, Sydney Festival

Ambitiously staged aboard a lightship, this production struggled to stay afloat.

Grease. A group of musical theatre performers dressed in 50s clothes sit and stand on the stage facing forward.

Musical review: Grease: The Musical, Her Majesty's Theatre

It's colourful and energetic certainly, but this production does not do anything to update the original flavour.

Queensland Music Festival Music Trails Program

Queensland Music Festival expanding, recommiting to regional engagement

With new funding and programming, the festival dramatically reinvented itself during COVID.


Musical Theatre review: The Choir of Man, Arts Centre Melbourne

Singing and dancing in a pub setting brings frothy joy to all.

Publicity image for Future D. Fidel's 'La Belle Epoque' at Theatre Works. Photo: Morgan Roberts. A black man is seen emerging from the shadows with a large chain necklace and what appears to be a floating crown above his head.

What’s in store in 2024 for the performing arts (part five)

From indie theatre to choral masterpieces, 2024 has much to offer in the performing arts.


Concert review: Spirit of Christmas, QPAC

The Christmas spirit was well and truly alive at QPAC.

A male aerialist has suspended under a white spotlight.

Performance review: Gatsby at the Green Light, The Studio, Sydney Opera House

Craig Ilott and Stuart Couzens have adapted 'The Great Gatsby' into an exhilarating performance set in a 1920s bar.  

Phoenix. Image is a keyboard player, a drummer and a guitarist playing on a dark stage with two strong lights at the back.

An unfunded discovery platform: inside Phoenix Central Park

Phoenix’s financial freedom allows the team to focus on curating a mindful audience experience. Patrons are invited in for one…


Performance review: TRIPTICO, ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, NSW 

A dance theatre celebration of the life and works of Australian artists Elena Kats Chernin and Wendy Sharpe.

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