Australia's Classical Music & Arts Magazine
Originally published as 24 hours by the ABC over 40 years ago, Limelight is well-established as Australia’s leading classical music magazine. With 11 editions per year containing news, reviews, features, interviews with leading artists, quizzes and competitions, Limelight provides unrivalled breadth, depth, liveliness and quality for discerning readers.
Cover story: Grand Piano: We talk to Chinese superstar Lang Lang, now back in the limelight after a year off recovering from left arm tendinitis, as he returns to Australia in June to play Mozart’s dark, operatic Piano Concerto No 24 with Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
Article: Reframing Il Viaggio a Reims: Explore Rossini’s rarely seen opera seria, which has its Australian premiere at Opera Australia this month with Damiano Michieletto’s playful production set in an art gallery.
Article: Star-Cross’d Lovers: Why Romeo and Juliet has inspired artists across theatre, dance, classical music and musicals.
Interview: Meet Alexander Briger, the founding Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Australian World Orchestra, now into its eighth year.
Preview: How will Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams tackle Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Hugo Weaving, Pamela Rabe and Zahra Newman?
Reviews: Simone Lamsma plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto at Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas Carter’s baton, Jaime Martín conducts a Russian program at West Australian Symphony Orchestra with Bezhod Abduraimov playing Rachmaninov’s show-stopping Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Lise Lindstrom unleashes Salome for Opera Australia, Graeme Murphy’s The Happy Prince for The Australian Ballet.
What’s on: live performance and radio highlights for May 2019.