Category: music

Summer Sessions in TWOOBS on The Island

Arrive at Double Bay and prepared to be whisked away on the ferry to The Island — a floating bar in the harbour boasting a terrific view of the CBD, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. This was the venue…

Spiegel’esque at the Spiegel Zelt

A show for all ages? Definitely not! Unashamedly bold and daring, Spiegel’esque pulls off an onslaught of raunchy risks with its endless unexpected plot twists and comedic surprises – all perfectly suitable for a mature audience (actually, I’m pretty sure…

Porgy & Bess – SSO Brings ‘Summertime’ to Sydney

Over four nights, transitioning from November to December, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra brought ‘Summertime’ to Sydney with a presentation of George Gershwin’s great American folk opera Porgy and Bess in the Concert Hall of the Opera House. What a grand…

Royal Croquet Club Sydney Pop-Up

Bondi beach selfies – champagne in hand with a sunset backdrop – are a tried and tested formula for Instagram hits. Add in a croquet mallet and you’re sure to score more than a few extra double taps, courtesy of…

Untamed – SDC

Last night Sydney Dance Company premiered their latest program, Untamed, to a packed-to-the-rafters Roslyn Packer Theatre, which at the close, spontaneously combusted in applause and standing ovation. The first half of the program sees the return of Wildebeest, a piece…

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin Musical Review

When my journalist daughter, Alicia, called to invite me to go with her to the Bobby Darin musical Dream Lover at the Lyric Theatre, I accepted eagerly – so eagerly that I even offered to write the review for her…

Nelson Freire and the SSO

As lights dimmed in the grand concert hall of the Sydney Opera House, an immediate hush of audience chatter allowed for the residual sounds of orchestral preparation to be heard. With the venue at full capacity, the anticipation of hearing…