The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
In the wake of Arts Minister George Brandis' audacious shake-up of arts funding, the cultural sector is on the brink of civil war.
What the TV networks told viewers about footage given to them by the government. And other media tidbits of the day.
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...
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.
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.
Tasmania, the black sheep of Australia? ... staff dissent at Opera Australia ... Qld Labor lives on ...
Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist's vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.