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Review In Search of Haydn screening at the Hayden Orpheum and Roseville cinemas: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/in-search-of-haydn-20120314-1v39p.html   John Bell talks about the competition for opera from HD cinema productions: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/opera/bell-gives-stravinsky-a-rakeover-20120315-1v82g.html   and read Peter McCallum’s review of  The Song Company’s Love in Venice http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/irresistible-allure-of-sensuality-with-a-light-original-approach-20120315-1v82u.html  
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accompanists hold the keys

Accompanists are the unobtrusive support behind the soloist. They are able to lead as well as to follow and perform music that is as demanding as that of a soloist. Yet, they rarely recieve the same adulation and recogntion. Tom Service of The Guardian writes: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2012/mar/04/accompanists-unsung-heroes-music
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Sneek peek: opera on the harbour

More of what to expect from Handa Opera on the Harbour’s La Traviata as ravishing sopranos Emma Matthews and Rachelle Durkin, sharing the role of Violetta show off their costumes and we check out the venue:    
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Opera on Sydney harbour

These artist’s impressions of the floating stage for La Traviata against the glorioue setting of Sydney Harbour look absolutely spectacular!  From 24th March to 15th April 2012. Tickets at: http://www.operaonsydneyharbour.com.au/tickets.html      
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‘Sunset’ from the ASQ – an understanding borne of what is not said

As the final notes of Ravel’s String Quartet faded, I wondered what might have coursed through the minds of the players in the Australian String Quartet, especially violinist Sophie Rowell and violist Sally Boud who have chosen to go their own ways from 2012. These four musicians have performed together since 2000, the last 5 years,…

Review roundup

A collection of the weekend’s reviews: Stephen Hough’s Canberra concert: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/what-a-little-bit-of-moonlight-can-do/story-e6frg8n6-1226156246934 Placido Domingo and Katherine Jenkins in Sydney: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/domingos-wondrous-voice-rises-above-arena/story-fn9d2mxu-1226156233592 http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/aptly-seduction-set-the-tenor-for-a-night-of-vocal-splendour-20111002-1l3qr.html The Vienna Philharmonic in Perth: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/old-school-orchestra-lives-up-to-its-conservative-traditions/story-fn9d2mxu-1226156272290