Changes made to Playing Australia cautiously welcomed
The Australia Council has reintroduced multi-year investments and streamlined the application process for the Regional Performing Arts Touring program.
Opera Australia thrown $4 million lifeline by Federal Government
Ten organisations to date have received support from the $35 million COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund.
Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Queensland
Froth and scandal: a classic that bears modern resonance.
Artist-driven vaccination campaign urges audiences to play a part in pandemic recovery
Victorian audiences are being urged to give the ‘performance of a lifetime’ by getting vaccinated.
$75M in lockdown relief for NSW performing arts orgs
The NSW Government has announced a quick turn-around support package for performing arts organisations and music venues, impacted by the…
Opera Review: Aida, Opera Australia
New technology revitalises a classic Verdi tragedy.
Dissonance and unrest at NZ Opera
Andrew Wood reports on dysfunction within New Zealand Opera, a symptom of the global malaise affecting opera itself.
Stage students find artistic inspiration in Dada and The Decameron
Devising new work using a Dada-esque ideation technique is just one of the creative ways students at Federation University Arts…
Opera Review: Ernani, Opera Australia
Spectacular voices and a clever production overcome this early Verdi opera’s preposterous plot.
Opera Review: La Traviata, Handa Opera on the Harbour
‘Bling’ in spades; an exhausting and non-stop binge of hyperactive excess, but loads of fun nonetheless.