ABC Classic FM The Music Makers – Rival Queens

ABC Classic FM The Music Makers – Rival Queens

It’s a rare occasion that we get to roll out the red carpet for a royal visit to the Music Makers studio. Not one, but two Queens join us this week: Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elisabeth I, the central characters in Donizetti’s bel canto tragedy Maria...
Der Freischütz – preview The Age

Der Freischütz – preview The Age

Der Freischutz (The Marksman), a gothic horror opera long dismissed outside Germany as ludicrous, has ridden changing entertainment fashion to make a rare reappearance in Melbourne. Its supernatural themes are no longer alien in an entertainment world dominated by...
Opera’s star soprano returns in full voice

Opera’s star soprano returns in full voice

The 10th anniversary of Melbourne Opera is both a cause for celebration and regret for star soprano Antoinette Halloran. Without Melbourne Opera she would not have had the chance to broaden her career options but also laments the hiring of so many overseas opera stars...