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Opera Review: Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera

Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera City Recital Hall 29 November 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker When Johann Adolphe Hasse reset his opera Artaserse for the Dresden Court Opera in 1740, he was oblivious to the Australian...more...

Posted on December 1, 2018 @ 14.05
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Cecilia Bartoli Sings Vivaldi Arias

Cecilia Bartoli presents a brand new album of arias by Antonio Vivaldi, two decades after her ground-breaking ‘Vivaldi Album’, which sold over 700k copies. On this latest Decca album simply titled...more...

Posted on November 27, 2018 @ 9.51  Dot  News
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Jayson Gillham Performs Bach On ABC Classics

Australian piano virtuoso Jayson Gillham presents Romantic Bach: From Intimate to Epic, his fourth album on ABC Classics. The album features 11 of J S Bach’s compositions transcribed and arranged, from Rachmaninoff’s...more...

Posted on November 27, 2018 @ 9.36  Dot  News
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Concert Review: A Baroque Christmas/ Australian Chamber Choir

A Baroque Christmas Australian Chamber Choir St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt, Sydney 24 November 2018 Christmas isn’t Christmas without certain musical essentials. Anything seasonal by Sir David Willcocks and J S Bach, the melodies of...more...

Posted on November 26, 2018 @ 10.26
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Grigoryan Brothers Preview Soundtrack to A Boy Called Sailboat

The Grigoryan Brothers, Slava and Leonard, will preview the original motion picture soundtrack to the new cinematic release, A Boy Called Sailboat, playing famous tunes re-arranged for guitar duo – including Amazing...more...

Posted on November 21, 2018 @ 17.39  Dot  News
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Concert Review: The Overcoat, A Musical

The Overcoat. Image credit Clare Hawley The Overcoat Michael, Rosemarie and Constantine Costi, Belvoir Theatre Downstairs, 16 November 2018 Witten by Paul Bennett Re-imaging a classic from a Russian master such as Gogol can be...more...

Posted on November 18, 2018 @ 1.08
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Australian Chamber Orchestra Triumphs In London

The Australian Chamber Orchestra with Nicole Car perform at London’s Barbican Centre. Image credit Nic Walker The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) has returned from a triumphant debut as artists-in-residence at London’s...more...

Posted on November 14, 2018 @ 18.12  Dot  News
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Ballet Review: Spartacus/ The Australian Ballet

Spartacus The Australian Ballet Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 10 November, 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker Spartacus is perhaps the ultimate Soviet ballet, a spectacle of bravura dancing and athleticism, characterised by muscular gladiators...more...

Posted on November 14, 2018 @ 17.05
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CD Review: From The Hungry Waiting Country / Halcyon / Elliot Gyger

From the Hungry Waiting Country is a new release by Halcyon, performing the music of contemporary Australian composer, Elliot Gyger. Released on the Tall Poppies label, it contains three works...more...

Posted on November 6, 2018 @ 12.17