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Candide. A group of flamboyantly dressed 18th century figures gather around a bare chested central figure.

Theatre review: Candide, Palais Theatre

Operatic technique played second fiddle to a hilarious and hugely enjoyable production. 

A screen displays the words The Lion King, in fornt of the screen is an orchestra

Performance review: The Lion King in Concert, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra empowered a Disney classic with the majesty and power it deserves.

With One Voice choir members at the National Folk Festival 2023. Photo: With One Voice Australia. A group of choir members with diverse skin tones sitting and standing outside in front of a festival scenery with trees. A person is playing a guitar and another is conducting.

Community choir battling loneliness and isolation

People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in local choirs to find their creative voice and improve…

Portent. A group of musicians and actors perform a ritual inspired by eclipses. Silhouettes of the audience are at the front of the shot.

Performance review: Portent (a ritual), Holmes à Court Gallery

A collaborative work spanning visual and performing arts inspired by solar eclipses.

Peter Cat Recording Co. Photo: Supplied. A five-person band from New Delhi. A group photo where the members are sitting, standing or hanging upside down.

Performance reviews: Smashed: The Nightcap, The Chosen Haram and Peter Cat Recording Co., Sydney Festival

A smorgasbord of cabaret, theatre and live music at the Sydney Festival.

‘Viva Korea’ at Riverside Theatres. Photo: Supplied. Two performers in traditional Korean dress on a stage set-up with large artistic screen dividers.

Performance review: Viva Korea, Riverside Theatres

A nod to tradition that ended in a communal sing-along.

Australian music. Photo: Eric Nopanen, Unsplash. Woman lying on the ground near grey radio.

Australian independent music, where is it?

How can we listen to more independent Australian music, and where can artists share their tracks?

It Lights the Whole Sky. Image is a choral group spread through a gallery space, standing on a multicoloured rug surrounded by 19th century paintings of weather phenomena and storms, singing. They all wear black suits and ties, and white shirts.

Performance review: Alchemy Consort: It Lights the Whole Sky, National Gallery of Victoria

Choral music performances that explored the connection between humanity and natural phenomena.

live music: a male musician playing the drums in darkened bright blue light on a small stage.

More music venues at risk as insurance cost hikes continue

Escalating insurance cost pressures are pushing the independent live music scene to a new tipping point.

Dangerous Goods. Three black clad performers wear T shirts that say 'show up' and sing into microphones while spotlights shine down on them.

Performance review: Dangerous Goods, QPAC

A high-octane cabaret that includes circus, aerials, drag and burlesque.

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