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Concert Review: Marais meets Muffat

Marais meets Muffat Marais meets Muffat The Independent Theatre, North Sydney July 16, 2017 Written by Ria Andriani Through the  dialogue of two ensembles, the Marais Project and Muffat Collective brought their virtuosic skills, specialised...more...

Posted on July 24, 2017 @ 11.24  Dot  News
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Opera Review: Thaïs/ Opera Australia

Thaïs Opera Australia Sydney Town Hall 22 July 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Jules Massenet was an incredibly popular opera composer during his lifetime and churned out over 30 operas from La grand’tante in...more...

Posted on July 24, 2017 @ 9.51  Dot  News

Germany – The ‘State’ Of Opera

This feature from Newsweek, explains why aspiring opera singers gravitate to Germany to pursue their careers. “According to the opera statistics website – Operabase, last year 7,230 opera performances took place in Germany, one third of the world’s total. The United States came a distant second, at 1,730 performances, followed by France...more...

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 9.36  Dot  News
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Finalists Announced For 2017 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards

Some of Australia’s finest composers and performers in contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music have today been named as finalists for the 2017 Art Music Awards. Nominees are spread over performing...more...

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 8.18  Dot  News
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Filipe Manu Wins The Mathy And The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition For 2017

Filipe Manu Congratulations to 24-year-old Filipe Manu, tenor, from New Zealand who last Saturday won the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarship (The Mathy) and was judged the overall winner of the IFAC Handa...more...

Posted on July 18, 2017 @ 10.31  Dot  News
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Ashkenazy’s French Suites By Bach On Decca

Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist and conductor turns 80 in July – and to celebrate this milestone Decca is releasing his recording of the six French Suites by J S Bach, complete...more...

Posted on July 5, 2017 @ 14.44  Dot  News
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Ashkenazy’s Complete Concerto Recordings On Decca

  Celebrating the 80th birthday of the esteemed pianist and conductor, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Decca is releasing the complete Concerto Recordings of Ashkenazy  – 46 CDs in original jackets – every concerto...more...

Posted on July 4, 2017 @ 14.45  Dot  News
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Jayson Gillham Releases A New Album On ABC Classics

Young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham presents his third album on ABC Classics, featuring the music of two Russian friends and piano virtuosi: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 – one of the...more...

Posted on July 3, 2017 @ 13.04  Dot  News
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Carolyn Watson Wins Place In Dallas Opera Residency

Carolyn Watson Congratulations go to Ex-Sydneysider Dr Carolyn Watson who is amongst six distinguished conductors to be selected to participate in the Dallas Opera’s third annual residency of the Institute for Women...more...

Posted on June 28, 2017 @ 15.01  Dot  News