Salome: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

March 12, 2019 by  

Once banned. Still shocking. But Salome is bloody and fantastic.

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Werther: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

March 1, 2019 by  

Suicide is painless when Massenet pulls the strings.

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A riddle in the middle: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

February 14, 2019 by  

The first concert in the SSO Masters Series for 2019 (now sponsored by upmarket travel company Abercrombie & Kent) presented significant works by Janacek and Bartok, book-ending the Australian premiere of a piece by Steve Reich that had been co-commissioned by several orchestras, including the SSO.

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Eavesdropping on heaven: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

February 6, 2019 by  

When a concert series combining the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir was announced, I had to be there – and so did a lot of other music lovers, judging by its sell-out.

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Wozzeck: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

February 3, 2019 by  

Kentridge makes a masterpiece of Berg’s dark opera

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