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Music review: ASO's Glory

The ASO’s cathedral series could not have come a better time, and particularly this one called ‘Glory’. With conflict and tensions around the world, those seeking a moment of sanctity were amply rewarded.


OzAsia review: 1988

A moving story about on the life of Vietnamese-Australian musician Dung Nguyen, with himself at the centre of the performance, 1988 leaves an indelible impression.


Opera review: Macbeth

Verdi’s version of the dark tale of Macbeth is brought to Adelaide’s opera stage with a dynamic ensemble and some outstanding individual performances.

Bold sets and Game of Thrones-inspired costumes add to the dramatic intensity of the State Opera South Australia and West Australian Opera co-production 'Macbeth'. Photo: James Rogers / West Australian Opera

Macbeth: An operatic rollercoaster ride fuelled by bloodthirsty ambition

Stuart Maunder’s production of Macbeth for State Opera South Australia promises to be a fearsomely truthful account of Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece, performed with some of Australia’s finest singers on a set reminiscent of Game of Thrones.

Music Australian Chamber Orchestra Dvořák’s Serenade Music

Music review: Dvořák’s Serenade

The Australian Chamber Orchestra delivered a tough but invigorating program centring on Bartók’s Fifth String Quartet in an artistically well-judged arrangement of this work by artistic director Richard Tognetti.


Music review: ASO’s Embrace

Anne Cawrse’s new marimba concerto is a gorgeous, skilfully conceived work, and with a dazzling performance from soloist Claire Edwardes, it was the standout item in the ASO’s Embrace concert.