The greatest thing to happen to Opera since the Sydney Opera House

Melbourne Arts Centre Opera

If there’s one thing you need to add to your bucket list is to see the opera. Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter when, but with technology being as awesome as it is these days, none of that really matters and the Victorian Opera is all about proving it. The company is the first in Australia […]

Meet the drag queen: DJ Kitty Glitter

DJ Kitty Glitter drag queen leather

If you’d asked Ozan as a kid what he’d be when he grew up, he would have told you it would involve music and creativity somehow. Though no one saw just how creative that would be. He knew he was determined to be big, but never thought he’d be doing it all in a dress […]

Leading drag photographer Magnus Hastings and his first book, ‘Why Drag?’

Magnus Hastings Bob Drag Queen Why Drag

When you ask Magnus Hastings why he wanted to create a book devoted to the creativity and lady-like wonder of the drag queen, his reasoning is simple: “Because drag is everything!” He will tell you with enthusiasm. Adore shower curtain is finally back in stock Available from my website magnushastings.com ??#adoredelano #magnushastings #whydrag A post […]

Meet the drag queen: Hannah Conda

Hannah Conda drag queen Sydney feature

As he walked through a shopping centre in York WA, dressed in a tutu, purple Diana Ross afro wig and a pair of plastic high heels he so affectionately dubbed ‘clip-clop’ shoes, it was obvious this young boy was meant for something different. Fast-forward about 20 years and the fully-fledged, full-time creative drag performer and […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Karen From Finance

Karen From Finance drag queen 1

Karen is no ordinary queen. Yeah, sure, she puts on wigs, paints her face, pads-in her womanly bits with endless metres of foam; but it’s what lies beyond the façade and beneath the exterior that truly shifts what it means to be a drag queen in Melbourne’s growing scene. The on-stage persona of Richard Chadwick, […]

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 […]