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Anne-Louise Sarks is about to direct her first play as Melbourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director and Co-CEO. She discusses her path to directing, her special rapport with Kate Mulvany, and Sarah Bernhardt’s bravado.
by Jo Litson
On the Record
This month, Roderick Williams gussies up English songs, Ravel and Arnold receive ardent advocacy, and a trio of suppressed Jessye Norman recordings sees the light of day.
by Clive Paget
Percussive artist Matthias Schack-Arnott talks about opening up John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes with his three-dimensional musical approach.
by Maddy Briggs
Neurodiverse writer Ryan Enniss addresses preconceptions about autism in his new play Drizzle Boy.
by Steve Dow
The ballet icon’s life and work undergo a forensic examination that pulls no punches.
by Jansson J. Antmann
The 2023 Alliance Française French Film Festival is a showcase of French stars – and zombies.
by Jason Blake
Fans of British cinema will find Sam Mendes’ film, starring Olivia Colman, a poignant trip down memory lane.
by Clive Paget
In the Limelight
Guy Noble's Soapbox
There are times when we can’t help longing for reclining, cinema-style seating at the theatre.
by Guy Noble
Karin Schaupp was born to play the guitar. She explains why the instrument always brings her comfort, and her plan to affirm its chamber music credentials.
by Karin Schaupp
Diana Simmonds considers the showbiz adage, ‘never work with animals or children’, as sound advice on the animal front.
by Diana Simmonds
5 Questions For
The Venezuelan-born pianist, who was mentored by Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire, has become a favourite with Queensland audiences. He discusses his return after a pandemic-induced hiatus.
by Sergio Tiempo
The Sydney-based director recalls his journey from the school choir to the operatic stage, via musical theatre and the Olympics.
by Shaun Rennie
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This month’s cover image is a photograph from Opera Australia’s 2014 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of Madama Butterfly, directed by Àlex Ollé. Photo © James Morgan