Category: music

King Roger Opera Australia Melbourne

Opera Australia’s ‘King Roger’

Opera Australia has collaborated with Dallas Opera to give Melburnians the opportunity to see the rarely-performed King Roger by Karol Szymanowski. It’s a majestic production, executed beautifully with great imagination. Unlike in many operas where there’s a clear conflict between…

My Fair Lady Melbourne Regent's Theatre

‘My Fair Lady’ at the Regent Theatre

My Fair Lady is a beautiful spectacle with delicious costumes, exquisite sets, and amazing actors who bring the stage adaption of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion to vivid life. It is the sixtieth anniversary of the musical, first performed on Broadway…

Opera Australia’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

If you adore music and performance, and want to witness an inspired demonstration of pathos, Opera Australia’s double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci is a must. These two distinct operas are weaved together through setting, character, and…

Shhhh! Want it in a secret? It’s musician Bradley Stone.

Who doesn’t love a good secret, especially when it involves live music?  When I was invited to the exclusive performance of Bradley Stone’s first album release ‘On the Moon,’ I was intrigued by the mystery of it all.  Kept in…

Stonnington Jazz Festival: We Got The Jazz

The Stonnington Jazz festival is a favourite at The Plus Ones. We love its mix of local Australian jazz and innovative programming. This year the festival is held from 11-21 May across the City of Stonnington’s suburbs. With dozens of…

SBS Eurovision

Bella Union & Eurovision: a match made in heaven

I fell in love with Eurovision after a Bella Union experience three years ago. The song contest has been building its profile in Australia ever since Australia somehow weaselled its way into it a few years back. Why are we there?…

Opera Australia’s ‘Carmen’: an exhilarating production

Opera Australia’s colourful production of Carmen brings vibrancy, movement, and fun to Georges Bizet’s otherwise dark tale. Director John Bell has created a vivid atmosphere to accompany the gorgeous score. Eye-catching costumes offer an explosion of colour and the detailed…

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Port Fairy Folk Festival is Pure Magic

Port Fairy Folk Festival has long been an institution in the Folk scene of Victoria, a warm-up of sorts for the National Folk Festival held just a few weeks later. Celebrating it’s 41st birthday this year, I finally managed to…