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Musica Viva CEO Mary Jo Capps Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Brava! Mary Jo Capps Hearty congratulations to Musica Viva CEO Mary Jo Capps who last week was awarded the degree of Doctor of Visual and Performing Arts honoris causa by the University of Melbourne,  in...more...

Posted on December 18, 2017 @ 12.33  Dot  News
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‘Phoenix Voices Of Youth’ Brings Hope In Song

Phoenix Voices of Youth The myth of the phoenix is well known – the fabulous, long-lived bird of fantasy which sprang with new life from the ashes of its pyre. The...more...

Posted on December 11, 2017 @ 11.15  Dot  News
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Australian Brandenburg’s Noël! Noël! On CD And DVD

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir under Artistic Director Paul Dyer AO, have released a recording of their popular annual Noël! Noël! Christmas concert. This release was recorded live at St Francis of...more...

Posted on December 5, 2017 @ 12.22  Dot  News
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Offspring Bites 1: A New Release From Ensemble Offspring

Ensemble Offspring has an exciting venture. It is a new annual recording series, Offspring Bites, celebrating the creation of new art music in Australia today, featuring an audio release alongside newly...more...

Posted on November 29, 2017 @ 15.55  Dot  News
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In Conversation With Dame Emma Kirkby

Lutenist Jakob Lindberg performs with soprano Ria Andriani in the Four Winds Windsong series masterclass. Image Kate Jorgenson British soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and Swedish Lutenist Jakob Lindberg were recently in...more...

Posted on November 27, 2017 @ 15.16  Dot  News
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Vale Dmitri Horostovsky

The beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after battling a brain tumour for over 2 years. Tributes have been pouring in from all around the opera world mourning the loss...more...

Posted on November 23, 2017 @ 14.03  Dot  News
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The Merry Widow Lookbook

Opera Australia’s sumptuous production of Lehar’s glittering operetta The Merry Widow opened in Melbourne this week. Danielle de Niese takes the title role in her much awaited operatic debut in...more...

Posted on November 17, 2017 @ 14.18  Dot  News
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A New Ballet From Prokofiev – Gabriel Prokofiev

Gabriel Prokofiev It’s an old adage that talent runs in families. However, there is a twist in the story of the Prokofiev family with Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei, eschewing the...more...

Posted on November 13, 2017 @ 12.19  Dot  News
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A New Album From The Idea Of North: A World Of Christmas

Australia’s favourite contemporary a capella ensemble The Idea of North, last week released its twelfth album, A World of Christmas in its debut orchestral collaboration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. On...more...

Posted on November 13, 2017 @ 11.00  Dot  News