Aida: Tragic love story is operatic triumph – an opera review by Victor Grynberg

June 24, 2021 by  

Re-staged in Sydney for the first time since its amazing success in 2018 this digital backgrounded production of Giuseppe Verdi’s blockbuster reached even greater heights this season.

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Clerici was going to swap his bow for a baton: Music review by Fraser Beath McEwing of a phantom concert

June 23, 2021 by  

Covid wiped out tonight’s concert, much to my disappointment.

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Big blasts from Beethoven and Brahms: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

In last night’s Sydney Town Hall concert, Brahms was ranked above Beethoven – when the SSO performed Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56, before intermission, with Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major in prime-time after.

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Vox out of the box: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs could hardly have offered a more popular choral work than Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana as the centrepiece of their concert in the Sydney Town Hall yesterday.

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Lots of luscious Ludwig: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

The lure of familiar Beethoven was probably enough to virtually covid-fill the Town Hall last night, but for those with more contemporary tastes, there were a couple of works for their corner too.

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