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Ermonela Jaho performs Opera Australia's production of <em>La Traviata</em> in 2017 (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Arts companies are fighting to the death for crisis funds

The all-in brawl is being dubbed the 'arts hunger games'. Paradoxically, the only way to get ahead is to make sure you're on the brink of collapse.

Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire (Image: AAP/Michael Dodge)

Harsh actions drive culture change push at the elite end of arts and sport

The coronavirus crisis has revealed the folly of stacking the boards of cultural organisations with members of the corporate elite.

Image: Opera Australia's Ring Cycle/Jake Terrey

Do audiences really ‘hate’ contemporary operas?

A controversial point about whether audiences "hate" contemporary operas has opened the door to bigger questions on how success is calculated.

Govt wants to prop up opera while small arts companies sing the blues

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.

It ain’t over til … well, now, maybe, for opera companies

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.

Major arts companies throw little guys under the bus after Brandis’ shake-up

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.

Media briefs: government-supplied footage … spelling it out … Barrow appeals …

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 <em>Anything Goes</em>? 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...

Anything Goes, even Alan Jones stealing a real actor’s job

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.

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

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.

Razer’s Class Warfare: the debate around speech is larger than Brandis’ arse

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.

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