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Fiona Campbell: “Love + Loss”

  ” A CD that displays my music making abilities and music that is rare” is how mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell describes her latest project, Love + Loss, a debut solo recording of three cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Joseph Haydn and George Frideric Handel. It’s an achievement of which she is justifiably proud. Her performance earned high praise from…
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Time to start thinking about the Sydney Eisteddfod

  Time again to start thinking about the Sydney Eisteddfod, an annual festival of music competition stretched over two months from June to August. Whether you’re an opera singer or a tap dancer; an orator, rock ensemble or violinist, there are categories for a wide variety of talent. There are events for classical and contemporary piano, instrumental, dance and…
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Operation Opera

Does opera have to develop a two tier format to attract new audiences whilst continuing to present the art form in its purest sense to traditional opera lovers? The current productions of The Marriage of Figaro and The (abbreviated) Magic Flute have generated some very strong opinions and audience reactions. Opera Australia CEO Adrian Collette talks to…
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The week’s concerts in review…

      The Sydney Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven and R Strauss: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/leaders-note-clash-of-the-titans-strikes-a-timely-chord-20120223-1tqj0.html http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/exhilarating-climb-in-strausss-alps/story-e6frg8n6-1226275087259 The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Venice Secrets: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/a-stumbling-seasonal-start-will-take-time-to-settle-down-20120223-1tq9t.html http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/consistently-inconsistent-solos-mar-vivaldi-concertos/story-e6frg8n6-1226279859757
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Latest reviews

Review: Sydney Chamber Choir – music with a social impact.

The Sydney Chamber Choir is certainly casting its musical net wide under Paul Stanhope, joining forces in its latest programmes not only with oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros, but also with The Marais Project, formed by viola da gamba player Jennifer Eriksson. The second of its Palm Sunday concerts, conceived under the rubric ‘Lamentations’, featured a…