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Opera In Concert Review: Parsifal/ Opera Australia

Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal, Conductor Pinchas Steinberg, Michelle DeYoung as Kundry and the Opera Australia Orchestra and Chorus in Opera Australia’s 2017 production of Parsifal. Photo...more...

Posted on August 11, 2017 @ 13.56
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Cabaret Review: Bedlam/ Strange Bedfellows

Bedlam Strange Bedfellows Leadbelly, Newtown  7 August, 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker The Strange Bedfellows are a formidable duo comprising Jacqueline Dark and Kanen Breen. Dark is a renowned mezzo-soprano famed for her performances in opera...more...

Posted on August 11, 2017 @ 12.03
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Concert Review: Schubert’s Trout/Omega Ensemble

Omega Ensemble Schubert’s Trout Omega Ensemble:  David Rowden (Co-Artistic Director and clarinet), Maria Raspopova (Co-Artistic Director and piano), Alexandra Osborne (violin), Veronique Serret (violin), Neil Thompson (viola), Paul Stender (cello), Alex Henery (double bass), Ben Hoadley (bassoon), Michael Dixon (horn)  27 July 2017, City Recital Hall, Angel...more...

Posted on July 29, 2017 @ 18.38
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Concert Review: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra/ Dmitry Sinkovsky/ The Singing Violin

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra  Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin 26 July 2017, City Recital Hall, Angel Place  Written by Larry Turner  Dmitry Sinkovsky has acquired a substantial reputation in Europe and North America both as a violinist...more...

Posted on July 27, 2017 @ 20.47
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Birthday Boy Kaufmann Impresses In Role Debut As Otello

I cannot recall a more highly anticipated performance. Jonas Kaufmann, demigod of the opera world was about take to the stage of the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, making his...more...

Posted on July 17, 2017 @ 23.37
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Concert Review: Haydn’s Paris / The Australian Haydn Ensemble And Melvyn Tan

The Australian Haydn Ensemble: Skye McIntosh (Artistic Director) Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano)  1 July 2017, City Recital Hall, Angel Place The Australian Haydn Ensemble’s (AHE) recent concert featured Melvyn Tan as the fortepiano soloist and...more...

Posted on July 3, 2017 @ 5.21
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Concert Review: Musica Viva Sessions

Musica Viva Sessions, The National Herbarium of NSW The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 29 June 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Musica Viva’s Sessions series is a bold initiative which aims to attract new audiences...more...

Posted on July 3, 2017 @ 3.32
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CD review: Vivaldi Concerti Per Violino V ‘Per Pisandel’/ Sinkovsky/ Il Pomo D’Oro

Russian virtuoso violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky returns to Sydney to reprise his dazzling concert series with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in July/August.  To get a whiff of his style, we’re republishing the...more...

Posted on June 21, 2017 @ 17.15
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Concert Review: Forbidden But Not Forgotten/ Acacia Quartet

Forbidden but not Forgotten Acacia Quartet Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House June 18, 2017 Fresh from a month-long sabbatical in Berlin, Acacia Quartet performed their latest concert programme bearing the tantalising title Forbidden but...more...

Posted on June 20, 2017 @ 14.14