Review: West Side Story (Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment)

Pictured is dress rehearsal for West Side Story production on June 26, 2021 at Crown Theatre in Perth, Australia. Photo by Will Russell. Content warning: this production contains coarse language, adult themes, racial slur,s and sexual violence. West Side Story has opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, directed by Joey McKneely and featuring a cast studded... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Brisbane Festival 2021

Brisbane Festival 3 - 25 September 2021 Brisbane Festival have announced their 2021 ‘Brightly Brisbane’ festival program, inviting the city to re-emerge, connect, celebrate and shine brightly under Brisbane’s expansive skies this September. Over 23 days in September, Brisbane Festival will commission 18 new works, stage 15 world premieres, deliver 139 productions, and present events... Continue Reading →

Review: Pictures at an Exhibition: Musical Vignettes (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra transported its audience from concert hall to art gallery with Pictures at an Exhibition: Musical Vignettes, conducted by Benjamin Northey. In addition to the titular work by Modest Mussorgsky, the Maestro concert also included Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Overture from May Night and... Continue Reading →

Review: Lorelei (Opera Queensland)

Image credit: Jade Ferguson @visualpoetssociety. Provided by Opera Queensland. Content and trigger warning: This production contains strong coarse language and adult themes. After being postponed for a year due to COVID-19, Lorelei has finally made it to the QPAC Concert Hall and it is a witty, provocative, political work of operatic cabaret that turns a... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Lorelei (Opera Queensland)

Lorelei 6 - 13 March 2021 QPAC Concert Hall This production contains coarse language and adult themes. Recommended for ages 15+.  By arrangement with Victorian Opera, Opera Queensland presents the much-anticipated Queensland premier of new Australian opera cabaret Lorelei, after being postponed in 2020. The sumptuous, female-led production tells the story of the Lorelei, three sirens... Continue Reading →

Postponed: Rolling Thunder Vietnam

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current health concerns and restrictions related to COVID-19, the Rolling Thunder Vietnam 2020 tour of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney has been postponed. Visit the Rolling Thunder Vietnam website for the full statement.  Rolling Thunder Vietnam March 18-19, QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane March 21, The Star, Gold Coast Rolling Thunder... Continue Reading →

Review: Timeless (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra farewelled outgoing Music Director Alondra de la Parra and 2019 Artist in Residence Paul Lewis in a spectacular concert that showcased the best of both. In an exciting first for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the concert was also livestreamed globally via Facebook and to venues across the state, reaching a potential audience of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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