October 26, 2016 6
The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.
September 29, 2015 3
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
May 29, 2015 8
In the wake of Arts Minister George Brandis' audacious shake-up of arts funding, the cultural sector is on the brink of civil war.
January 6, 2015
What the TV networks told viewers about footage given to them by the government. And other media tidbits of the day.
September 5, 2014
Why has Australia’s most heavily subsidised arts company, Opera Australia, cast Alan Jones in its production of Anything Goes? The company's artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, claims it's the shock jock's "wicked sense of humour". Hmmm, only one of those words accurately describes Jones...
August 1, 2014
A review of four government-funded opera companies around Australia should revitalise this adventurous and resilient art form and find new ways to engage more artists and audiences.
June 26, 2014 10
Do you hate freedom or do you hate brown people? These were the choices on offer -- but it's a false dichotomy, and you can reject both terms.
June 23, 2014 3
Tasmania, the black sheep of Australia? ... staff dissent at Opera Australia ... Qld Labor lives on ...
November 28, 2013 3
Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist's vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.
November 20, 2013
Wagner's 16 hour-long Ring Cycle is not for the casual opera fan, but die-hards are in for a treat.