Review: Dreamscapes (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra performed a diverse series of three works in their latest Maestro concert, Dreamscapes, aweing audiences with their energised and synchronised performance. The transportive evening of music was also broadcast live on the ABC. Guest conductor Jaime Martín was funny, warm, and generous with the audience, taking time before Symphonie Fantastique to speak... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Requiem (Opera Queensland)

Requiem A co-production with Bleach* Festival 27 April 2019 Home of the Arts (HOTA), Gold Coast A special event and the company’s first co-production with Bleach*, Patrick Nolan will direct Requiem at HOTA on April 27, 2019. Sometimes referred to as “an opera in ecclesiastical vestments”, Verdi’s gift for dramatic writing will be on full display in this... Continue Reading →

Review: Dangerous Liaisons (Queensland Ballet)

We went to see Queensland Ballet’s hotly-anticipated Dangerous Liaisons – a brand-new, full-length, world premiere ballet by acclaimed choreographer and QB Artistic Associate Liam Scarlett. The season has concluded now, but I had such a jumble of feelings about the production that it has taken me this long to sort them out and write a... Continue Reading →

Five Faves: Op Shop Hot Spots

I first moved to Brisbane as a student, which meant budget limitations on my spending. I loved (and still) discovering the city's op-shops, rummaging through shelves or on racks to find an unusual outfit, a new book, a statement jewellery piece, or even something new for my apartment. Most of my favourite clothes have been... Continue Reading →

Review: Hydra (Queensland Theatre)

Queensland Theatre’s first world premiere of 2019 was Hydra charting the flight and fall of Australian literati couple George Johnston and Charmian Clift as they tried to carve out a bohemian lifestyle for themselves in the 1950s on the remote Greek island of the same name. There, they come face-to-face with the many-headed beast of... Continue Reading →

What’s On: A Flowering Tree (Opera Queensland)

Opera Queensland's 2019 season will open with the Brisbane premiere of Patrick Nolan’s Helpmann® Award winning work, A Flowering Tree. This enchanting work is based on folktale from the Kannada language of Southern India and is a contemporary love story about magic, metamorphosis and the dawning of moral awareness, sung in English and Spanish. The opera recounts the... Continue Reading →

Shop Local: International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is March 8, and so I'd like to take a moment to celebrate all the incredible female-identifying creatives that work in our city. I've made a little list of some of my favourites below - I own pieces from some of them and can only dream of owning pieces from others, for... Continue Reading →

Review: Single Asian Female (La Boite Theatre Company)

La Boite Theatre Company began their 2019 season by welcoming audiences back into The Golden Phoenix for Michelle Law’s Single Asian Female. Pearl is the long-suffering matriarch of the Wong family; intelligent, driven, and occasionally overbearing as she juggles running her Sunshine Coast restaurant with the mothering of her daughters Zoe (manoeuvring online dating and... Continue Reading →

Review: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra kickstarted their 2019 season on February 16 with an evening of otherworldly music from Mozart and Mahler. In place of the pre-concert talk that occurs before most QSO Maestro concerts, Timothy Matthies hosted an in-conversation with Brisbane-based guest soprano Morgan England-Jones, who performed the solo role in Mahler’s fourth symphony later in... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will open their 2019 season with Heavenly on February 16, the first Maestro concert of the year and a continuation of Music Director Alondra de la Parra’s Mahler cycle, featuring soprano Morgan England-Jones and Artist in Residence Paul Lewis as a soloist. Following a spine-tingling performance of Mahler 3 in November to... Continue Reading →

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