In-concert operas are sometimes regarded as the poor relation of their fully staged cousins. But can less be more?
Shamistha de Soysa
Shamistha de Soysa is a choral singer, pianist and writer. A retired medic, she runs the website SoundsLikeSydney, established and runs DocsVox NSW Doctors Choir, volunteered at Fine Music FM, and sang with Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus for 12 years.
Articles by Shamistha de Soysa
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Is it time to ditch star ratings? Shamistha de Soysa would be happy to see them go.