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: Requiems To Die For: Why have composers been so fascinated with death? We take a look at the great Requiems, from Mozart, Verdi, Fauré and more to find out how these composers channelled the prospect of their own mortality into some of their most powerful music.
Article: Australian operas lost and found: We uncover the great but rarely performed Australian operas and look at some of the new ones being created now.
Interview: Meet Nico Muhly. With his new opera Marnie having just opened at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, we talk to the rock star composer who is being commissioned in Australia left, right and centre.
Preview: A stunning collection of Monets is heading to the National Gallery of Australia from Paris and the Tate. We look at the movement that took artmaking out of the studio, and the painting that gave Impressionism its name.
Reviews: Acclaimed English conductor Stephen Layton leads Bach’s St John Passion with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, American violinist Stefan Jackiw plays Brahms in Hobart, and in Melbourne Tim Winton’s epic Cloudstreet returns to the stage after 20 years.
What’s on: live performance and radio highlights for June 2019.