State Opera South Australia's Figaro pulsates with life and joie de vivre but lacks a genuinely subversive edge.
Educated at Adelaide and Sydney universities. Radio – presenter and production at 5UV and 5MBS. Winner of SA Bilby award. Writing since the early 1990s and published in DB and Rhythms magazine as well as Limelight since 2014. Liner notes for Artworks and ABC Classics.
Articles by Brett Allen-Bayes
Originally scheduled for 2020, Stuart Maunder's production is well worth the wait.
With its warm and reverberant acoustics, Elder Hall proves an entirely sympathetic venue for this airing of disparate works.
Built upon already staunch foundations, Coriole is now one of the best boutique fine music festivals in the country.
Much love and care has gone into the making of this Pirates of Penzance, and all of its facets are delivered with playfulness and vigour.
An Australian composer on music’s power to enrich the sound of silence.
Over the past seven years, the UKARIA-based Chamber Landscapes series has grown to become an integral part of the Adelaide Festival.
Exploring one man and his method through the history of 20th-century Japan.
This thoughtful recital was an ideal showcase for a very fine trio and a new, rather unique, highly atmospheric concert space for Adelaide.
In its Australian debut, the sax quartet, with violin, performs a seamless program of Bach, Weil and Gershwin, showcasing an exemplary sense of balance, clarity and tone.
Drawing upon his instincts as a composing musician, the Finnish piano virtuoso gives a masterful reading of Beethoven and Bach at Adelaide's UKARIA Cultural Centre.
Review: Britten: Les Illuminations, Serenade, Nocturne (Andrew Staples, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding)
Andrew Staples brings sensitive and eloquent interpretation to Britten's finest orchestral song cycles.
Strauss's songs were given an intoxicating performance by soprano Nicole Car, while Wagner's Ring without Words had some marvellous moments under conductor Nicholas Braithwaite.