Jonas Kaufmann has cancelled his two performances as Don Jose in Carmen at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden due to illness. His place will be taken by Italian tenor Andrea Carè.
Laura Bennett of The Guardian interviews counter-tenor Andreas Scholl: Click here to read.
The brilliant British pianist Paul Lewis wrapped up his Australian tour for Musica Viva last weekend with a performance in Sydney of music by Brahms and Beethoven. (Beethoven Piano Sonata no 30 in E major, opus 109 and no 32 in C minor op 111; Brahms Four Ballades opus 10 and Three Intermezzi opus 117….
Prokofiev’s madcap ‘anti-opera’ opened on Sydney this week. There is an abundance of satire in Tom Stoppard’s wickedly funny English libretto with plenty of belly laughs, fantasy and high camp embedded in a riot of colour. Scroll down to see all 7 images. Images courtesy Opera Australia
Short+Sweet – Australia’s own short-form performing arts event has announced its new cabaret festival for January 2016. Planning over 40 inspiring 10-minute productions showcasing myriad performance styles, the festival will run at New Theatre, Newtown from 6-30 January 2016. Short+Sweet Cabaret will offer themed programs of Dance/Movement, Musical Theatre, and Burlesque – Wednesday to Saturday across…
Young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham presents his third album on ABC Classics, featuring the music of two Russian friends and piano virtuosi: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 – one of the most enduring pieces of classical music – and the rarely performed Piano Concerto No.1 by Nikolai Medtner, written just 15 years later. For these recordings,…
Mozart’s enigmatic fantasy opera The Magic Flute has returned to the Sydney Opera House for the school holidays, presented by Opera Australia. Scroll down to see all 8 images from this visual feast of pantomime and puppetry, wrapped up in Mozart’s immortal music. All images by Branco Gaica, courtesy Opera Australia.