Category: music

Beauty Itself: Swan Lake

If beauty could be distilled and encapsulated in one image, it would surely be the vision in white of the corps de ballet in symmetrical formation at any moment of Act II in a traditional staging of Swan Lake. The…

The Week’s Chose a Faire

We’ve only just jumped into April, and already there’s more on our calendar for the month than we can count. We’ll start the most of with a few of our favorites we’ll be heading to over the week. Meanwhile, keep…

Guilty of having too much fun at The Ivy

I am not ashamed to say that sometimes I miss the pure glamour and atmosphere of London evenings out. Even now, six months in to my time in Australia and loving every second of it, I sometimes miss those restaurant…

Countermove – Critiquing the Critic’s Critique

Anyone who regularly reads my reviews would know that I always have a lot to say and, like most writers, I have a penchant for four-syllable words. This time, though, I will be brief. Go see Sydney Dance Company’s new…

Luisa Miller Review

If you saw the heading and picture and thought that Luisa Miller was a new singer doing a series of concerts, you are forgiven. Really only opera aficionados are familiar with the nineteenth century Italian opera entitled Luisa Miller. And…

Grimes

Grimes raises the roof at Enmore Theatre

Canadian art pop princess Claire Boucher, AKA Grimes, transformed the grand old Art Deco Enmore Theatre into a packed rave room, all strobe lights and big bass, last night (Wednesday 10 February). In a first-rate set that combined bangers from her…

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings: An ode to simplicity 

Gillian Welch Enmore Theatre, 8 February 2016   Some things are just better in twos: wine and chocolate, coffee and cigarettes, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. It has been almost ten years since since the duo have played in Australia….

Ed Saloman at Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre | photo: Nathan Atkins

Ed Saloman kicks off the Courtyard Sessions

The Seymour Centre’s courtyard was packed last Friday (5 Feb) when a relaxed afterwork crowd gathered to take in a solo show by Louis London frontman, Ed Saloman, at the Courtyard Sessions opening night. The rain that had threatened to fall all…

The Barber of Seville Review

If Rossini were alive today he would surely be thrilled rather than insulted, as some have suggested, to know that his magnum opus, The Barber of Seville, is inextricably linked in the minds of modern audience members with Bugs Bunny….

Beach House brings dream pop to the Opera House

I have been living in Sydney for most of the past decade. During that time, one of the best things that has happened to live music was the opening up of the Sydney Opera House to contemporary music. Traditionally, music…