Tag: music

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…

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…

Jon English tribute

‘6 Ribbons’ honouring Aussie rock legend Jon English

A rock tribute night of Aussie greats and mates was presented at Six Ribbons – Remembering Jon English at the historic Athenaeum Theatre. Anthemic songs written by Jon rolled over in a chorus line of back-to-back song magic that delighted…

Kiasmos

Striking Performance From KIASMOS at Howler

A few years ago, I accidentally stumbled upon the experimental, minimal-techno duo that is Kiasmos. Their music really stole my heart from the first beat and has been the soundtrack to some of my most incredible journeys (most recently –…

Gabriella Cohen

Discovering Gabriella Cohen: hot new music

Gabriella Cohen, haven’t heard her music?  Well, you should take a listen. I first was made aware of her by a Canadian friend, let’s call her ‘Jane’.  Jane had the fortune of crossing paths with Gabriella at The Black Cat…