Opera Australia’s new program is trying to restore some balance between Australia’s biggest cities.
- by Elizabeth Flux
This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Zahra Newman’s five-star Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and The Song Company at Trinity College Chapel.
- by Cameron Woodhead, Jessica Nicholas and Tony Way
We asked local musicians for their must-see acts in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, ahead of its launch on Friday night. Here are their tips and advice on the gigs you really don’t want to miss - especially if you’re a drummer.
- by Martin Boulton
Melbourne Fringe theatre ranged from the ridiculous to the thought-provoking. Here’s a wrap of some of the shows you may have missed.
- by Cameron Woodhead, Lefa Singleton Norton and Cher Tan
This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Red Stitch’s Flake, Hour of the Wolf, The Visitors, The Chicks, Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh, jazz saxophonist Troy Roberts, Elvis: A Musical Revolution, and Mamma Mia! The Musical.
- by Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Tony Way, Cameron Woodhead, Kate Herbert, Kate Lahey, Bridget Davies, Tyson Wray and Jessica Nicholas
A multidisciplinary hub at North Melbourne’s Meat Market has been home to a range of Deadly Fringe shows in this year’s festival.
- by Stephen A Russell
Pip Williams’ acclaimed Dictionary of Lost Words is now a hit play – but that’s not all; there’s a TV series in the works too and even a “book-concerto”.
- by Hannah Story
In other Fringe dance productions, Mechorstra shakes and shimmies, Shower Thots drips with sensual energy, Shian Law carries the weight of history, Leisa Prowd shows resilience and Joel Bray blurs gender and genre.
- by Andrew Fuhrmann, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Cher Tan, Stephen A Russell and Lefa Singleton Norton
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers are preparing to support rock legends Foo Fighters following the release of their debut record.
- by Hannah Story
Jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant says once upon a time the thought of performing in public horrified her.
- by Jane Cornwell