Category: music

The Heavens Open on West Side Story Opening

They say rain on opening night of an outdoor show is a good omen. Well, Handa Opera’s West Side Story on Sydney Harbour must be in for one hell of a run after the deluge that set in for a…

KING @ The Seymour Centre

KING, a collaboration between director/choreographer Shaun Parker and Bulgarian songwriter/vocalist Ivo Dimchev, is a tender, visceral experience exploring ideas of masculinity in a way that’s equally entertaining and confronting. The heart of the piece is the interplay between the magnetic…

Rolling Loud Festival – The Plus Ones Sydney

Rolling Loud sold out in 38 minutes. Rolling Loud is widely touted as the world’s largest Hip Hop Festival. While it started in the States back in 2015, this year was the first time creators Matt Zingler and Tariz Cherif…

In the Heights – Sydney’s Hottest Musical

In the Heights is the hottest show to hit Sydney Opera House in as long as I can remember. It is so refreshing, even exhilarating, to see what a modern musical can be, indeed, should be. So you’ve heard of…

Turandot – The Opera Of All Operas

If you live in Sydney, home of the world’s most famous opera house, and have never been to the opera, now is the time to book and go. Showing at Sydney Opera House this summer is the perfect production to…

Wu-Tang bring the Ruckus to Sydney Opera House

The Wu Tang Clan have come all the way to Sydney to perform their debut album. For a limited time, you can see the iconic group perform Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in our most iconic building (8 – 11…

Forever & Ever – Curious, Engaging and Forceful

This October Sydney Dance Company brings us another exciting new Australian contemporary dance work, Forever & Ever. The show is a double bill, commencing with an older work by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, and finishing on a high with the…

The Turk in Italy – Modern Aussie Opera

The Turk in Italy is not one of Rossini’s best known or best received operas, but this risqué OA production is sure to entertain most. (Just don’t take your kids or your prudish mother-in-law.) Director Simon Philips premiered this playful…

Electric Castle Festival 2018 – Romania

Personally, I would say Romania is an unknown quantity for most Australians. Beyond Dracula and historical facts garnered via Vlad (What We Do In The Shadows) most Australians wouldn’t have the foggiest about the country, the culture or the people….

Aida – More is More as Opera Australia Enters the Digital Age

Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini debuted the company’s first digital work on Wednesday night, 18 July. A grand scale is expected in Verdi’s Egyptian epic, Aida, and hence it is the perfect vehicle for showcasing the immeasurable possibilities of…