International opera stars to perform in unique Canberra gala

State Opera House of Saarbrucken Canberra

For the first time in Canberra, six international guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany will perform an exquisite repertoire with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra on 8 July only. This extraordinary international artistic collaboration between Australia and Germany promises to be an epic concert event. The Gala features world-class opera stars […]

The Art Gallery of NSW is about the go down in history

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government has some good news for fans of the Art Gallery of NSW: it’s about to join the ranks of the world’s greatest art museums. They are pouring $244 million in funding to support the expansion of the NSW Gallery, which will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s […]

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour welcomes back the classic ‘La Bohème’

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

If you loved Opera Australia’s latest production of the Puccini classic ‘La Bohème‘ the first time, then prepare to begin the countdown until next season’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour; La Bohème is back! Announced recently, Opera Australia is continuing its hugely successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series with the announcement today of a new three-year […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

What it’s like at the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company has dared to modernise recent adaptations of Shakespeare, including Hamlet and Queen Lear, to great success. This year’s production of Macbeth is no exception. Director Simon Phillip’s modern portrayal of Shakespeare’s 411-year-old tragedy demonstrates that play’s themes of politics and power are no less relevant today, albeit in different ways. The […]

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns to Sydney

Jonas Kaufmann Parsifal Opera Australia

Jonas Kaufmann is the hottest name in opera tenors around the world at the moment and he’s coming to Australia! Kaufmann is hailed as the greatest tenor of our time and is here for Opera Australia, to perform in the title role in a concert presentation of Wagner’s Parsifal. The multi-award-winning tenor, described by The […]

How to own a piece of musical history

Two Weddings One Bride Opera Australia Playhouse Governor and wife THE F

Not in a way you’d expect!

Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong have a show on at the Sydney Opera House

Nixon Tapes Opera Australia

Richard Nixon was one American President who became known as a leading anti-communist. However, he saw value in improving relationships with China and Russia, so took a trip there to rub shoulders with then Chairman Mao Zedong of the Communist Party of China. It made history. Nixon laid the groundwork for his overture to China even before […]

COMA Gallery “Screen of Flesh” exhibition

Screen of flesh artwork 2

At Rushcutter Bay’s own boutique gallery COMA, the months of May and June will boast a series of works revolving around the interpretation of the human form and condition in the exhibit “A Screen of Flesh”. Curated by gallery owner Soti Sotirou, each work compliments one another in its mutual ability to amplify qualities of […]

‘King Roger’ by Opera Australia in Melbourne was a sensation

King Roger Opera Australia THE F head

After stunning audiences with a modern, vivid adaptation of Carmen, Opera Australia continues to wow this season with King Roger with its second run of performances in Australia since first taking to the Joan Sutherland Theatre in Sydney earlier this year. Read about that here. This 1926 opera in three acts by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski […]

You can now take art off the walls at the Gallery of NSW and it’s OK

IKEA removable art exhibition Gallery NSW THE F 4

If you grew up watching the Pink Panther and hoping that one day you could walk into one of the world’s most renowned art galleries and take some sensational works, then now is your time. IKEA is on its third round of artwork capsule collections this year that take what is well and good about […]