Australia's Classical music and arts magazine.
Cover story: Crowning Glory: We explore Donizetti’s three operas about the Tudor Queens, and interview Davide Livermore who is directing the trilogy for Opera Australia, beginning this month with Anna Bolena. Albanian star soprano Ermonela Jaho also discusses making her debut in the challenging title role.
Article: An in-depth look at Taras Bulba, Janácek’s rhapsody for orchestra about love, war and death, based on Nikolai Gogol’s novel. Alexander Briger, a noted Janácek specialist, discusses the famous piece, as he prepares to conduct it with the Australian World Orchestra.
Guest feature: As Nicholas Carter prepares to leave his role as Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, he looks back on his tenure, and shares his views on classical music today, as well as his own plans for the future.
Preview: Irene Sankoff and David Hein share the back story to their musical Come From Away, set in Gander, Newfoundland where 38 planes bound for New York were redirected in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, leading to extraordinary stories of kindness and humanity.
Reviews: Britain’s Doric String Quartet plays Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and a world premiere by Brett Dean on a Musica Viva tour, the Australian Haydn Ensemble offers a feast of 18th century French
chamber music, Sergei Dogadin performs Glazunov’s Violin Concerto for West Australian Symphony Orchestra, while Neil Armfield directs Andrew Bovell’s moving play Things I Know to be True for Belvoir.
What’s on: live performance and radio highlights for July 2019.