Australia's Classical Music & Arts Magazine
Limelight is a unique publication dedicated to classical music and the arts, featuring informed, lively news, features and reviews, at home and abroad.
Cover story: Recording of the Year 2019. Looking for Christmas stocking fillers? We reveal the 25 discs that got our reviewers most excited over the last 12 months, and announce the winner of the coveted Limelight Recording of the Year.
Feature: Venture into Mahler’s dark, theatrical fairy tale Das klagende Lied, as Simone Young conducts the rarely performed work for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Feature: A new dawn for Bran Nue Dae. The first Aboriginal musical, written by Jimmy Chi, returns to the stage for a 30th anniversary production, presented by Australia’s premier opera companies.
Interview: Fresh from winning an International Opera Award for its production of Hasse’s Artaserse, Pinchgut Opera’s Artistic Director Erin Helyard tells us how the company will bring its own unique touch to Vivaldi’s little-seen opera Farnace.
Reviews: Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Richard Tognetti and Timo-Veikko Valve perform Brahms’ Double Concerto on tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Nadine Garner stars in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Photograph 51 about British scientist Rosalind Franklin, who was scandalously treated in the 1950s.
What’s on: live performance and radio highlights for December 2019.