John Bell’s Havana colours bring extra delight To Carmen: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

January 14, 2020 by  

George Bizet died tragically at only 37 years of age, after 33 mixed-reviewed performances of his Spanish themed opera Carmen.

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La Boheme: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

January 5, 2020 by  

Puccini’s masterpiece of love and loss as riveting as ever.

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A briefish Mahler fest: Music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

December 5, 2019 by  

If you love Mahler, this was a concert for you.

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Peerless playing from Paul Lewis: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

November 19, 2019 by  

British pianist, Paul Lewis, filled his Sydney Recital Hall program with just two works last night: Schubert’s Sonata in G D894 and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. No bonbons to be seen.

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The beauty of sadness: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

October 24, 2019 by  

While concert programs are usually eclectic, so that everybody gets at least something they like, last night’s SSO offering in the Masters Series was unashamedly emotional from start to finish. And I, for one, loved it, not just for the program but the quality of the performance.

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