Opera Queensland Season 2020

A new Australian opera cabaret, a great Australian musical, a story of profound love and a visually dazzling classic are the centrepiece of Opera Queensland’s Season 2020. The vibrant program is anchored by four main stage productions, complemented by a new Concert Series, a regional tour of 2019’s hit production of Tosca and expanded education and community... Continue Reading →

Review: Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave an impressive performance last Friday night with Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, delivering an outstanding concert despite a last-minute change of conductor and concert schedule. The pre-concert talk was delivered by QSO Marketing and Publications Coordinator Celia Casey, having recently completed her PhD in Musicology at the University of Queensland and who wrote... Continue Reading →

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Season 2020

Queensland Symphony Orchestra continues its mission to be an ‘Orchestra for Everyone’ throughout its 2020 season, which features grand concertos and Grammy nominees, world premieres, the celebration of Beethoven’s birthday, and a spotlight on QSO’s own musicians. “Queensland Symphony Orchestra is an Orchestra for Everyone, which means we want to be an orchestra for all... Continue Reading →

Queensland Theatre Season 2020

Queensland Theatre has launched its 2020 Season – the company’s 50th season, , and its final under Artistic Director Sam Strong. As the company celebrates 50 seasons of stories, it is especially proud of the success of the immediate past. Under the Artistic Direction of Sam Strong and the executive leadership of Amanda Jolly, Queensland... Continue Reading →

Review: Cabaret de Paris (Boyd Productions Pty Ltd)

Warmly hosted by the charismatic and multi-talented Marissa Burgess, longest-serving performer of the Moulin Rouge, Cabaret de Paris was an exciting and delighting Parisian-themed revue frothing with feathers and sequins, featuring dazzling costuming, intriguing illusions, and high-energy dancing. The dancing in this 90-minute production was, frankly, of a higher calibre than the Moulin Rouge dancers when... Continue Reading →

What’s On: English Baroque with Circa (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Circa)

English Baroque 7:30pm 21 May, 2019 QPAC Concert Hall Part of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, English Baroque with Circa is a thrilling collision of contemporary circus and music from the English Baroque. Having previously collaborated to devise acclaimed shows around French and Spanish music, Brandenburg Artistic Director Paul Dyer and Circa Artistic Director Yaron... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Don Giovanni (Opera Queensland)

  Where: Playhouse Theatre, QPAC When: October 19 – November 3 Opera Queensland are opening the gates of hell later this month, unleashing a reimagined production of Don Giovanni on the QPAC stage and Brisbane audiences. A reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece, Opera Queensland’s production will be conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, with rising international star Duncan Rock making his Australian... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Everyday Requiem (Expressions Dance Company)

Richard Causer and Brian Lucas, photographed by Dylan Evans.   In collaboration with the Australian Voices, Expressions Dance Company will premiere Everyday Requiem at QPAC on October 12; a “touching, poignant work, full of humour, romance and heartbreaking moments, as we follow The Old Man (played by acclaimed Brisbane performer Brian Lucas) through his memories... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Bard and Beyond (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Conductor Carlos Kalmar and soloist Arabella Steinbacher. Imagery provided by Kath Rose & Associates. Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and with acclaimed guest violinist Arabella Steinbacher, presented an evening of works Shakespearean in their depth and scope with The Bard and Beyond, part of their Maestro series of concerts. The pre-concert talk with... Continue Reading →

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