Ben Eltham October 26, 2016 6 Comments
The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.
Ben Eltham September 29, 2015 3 Comments
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
Ben Eltham May 29, 2015 8 Comments
In the wake of Arts Minister George Brandis' audacious shake-up of arts funding, the cultural sector is on the brink of civil war.
Crikey January 6, 2015
What the TV networks told viewers about footage given to them by the government. And other media tidbits of the day.
Jason Whittaker 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...
Ray Gill 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.
Helen Razer June 26, 2014 10 Comments
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.
Crikey June 23, 2014 3 Comments
Tasmania, the black sheep of Australia? ... staff dissent at Opera Australia ... Qld Labor lives on ...
Crikey November 28, 2013 3 Comments
Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist's vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.
Crikey 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.