Jessica Pratt takes on all four heroines in Offenbach’s opera.

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Why was Tom Gleisner inspired to write his first musical?

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The benefits of music for people living with dementia.

by Steve Dow

British musical polymath Stephen Johnson and his talent to engage.

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Australian soprano Alexandra Flood is based in Vienna. Every time she returns, young singers seek her advice about art song. So, she’s established a festival in Brisbane.

by Shamistha de Soysa

On the Record

Osmo Vänskä’s Mahler cycle continues with a sublime Ninth, there are quirky programs from Zubin Kanga and Anna Prohaska, and a Rota rarity gets the recording it deserves.

by Clive Paget

Classical Music

Nicholas Buc has composed the music for a new oratorio called Origins, which draws on science to tell the creation story.

by Jo Litson


Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright are upping the ante at Pacific Opera, using pocket operas and oratorios to prepare the Young Artists for the profession.

by Jo Litson

Cutting Edge

Why violist Tahlia Petrosian, who founded KLASSIK underground, advocates taking a broader approach to classical music.

by Maddy Briggs


This handsome new biography sets the record straight.


by Diana Simmonds


This award-winning Spanish film is not at all romantic or sentimental, but still beautiful.


by Jason Blake

In the Limelight

A round-up of our recent news reports.

The latest arts appointments and departures.

The buzz around live performance.

Radio and streaming concert highlights.


Guy Noble's Soapbox

While appreciating the convenience of digital music, Guy Noble has begun embracing LPs again and loves the sound, even though classical music is disc-heavy.

Playing Up

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Double Bass Maxime Bibeau explains how he came to play the 1585 Da Salò bass, loaned to the ACO in 2013.

World Premiere

Anne Cawrse explains why three Australian women – poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal, visual artist Clarice Beckett and composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks – inspired her new concerto for marimba and orchestra.

5 Questions For

The Australian concert pianist and chamber musician discusses competing in this year’s Sydney International Piano Competition, often dubbed The Sydney.

My Music

The much-loved actor has just written a captivating memoir. She reveals that she mostly listens to music with her younger son and when she is preparing a stage role. Silence is also essential.


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