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Opera review: The Marriage of Figaro

Setting The Marriage of Figaro in the Houses of Parliament might sound anathema to lovers of this opera, but the comedy it brings is thoroughly up-to-date and worthy of a TV sitcom. This State Opera SA production is brilliant.

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Music review: ASO's Glory

The ASO’s cathedral series could not have come a better time, and particularly this one called ‘Glory’. With conflict and tensions around the world, those seeking a moment of sanctity were amply rewarded.


OzAsia review: 1988

A moving story about on the life of Vietnamese-Australian musician Dung Nguyen, with himself at the centre of the performance, 1988 leaves an indelible impression.


From Rach to Bacharach: the ASO unveils its 2024 season

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s 2024 season offers a diverse range of performances, including tributes to film composer Hans Zimmer and songwriter Burt Bacharach, a further celebration of Rachmaninov, a concert featuring Electric Fields, and a street-art-inspired event in Port Adelaide.

Arts & Culture

Tone-deaf: Concern over ABC's SA music move

A decision to downgrade a permanent ABC Classic recording role in Adelaide has been branded “unacceptable and discriminatory”, with local classical music figures concerned about the impact on the state’s vibrant music scene and UNESCO City of Music status.

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Music review: Dvořák’s Serenade

The Australian Chamber Orchestra delivered a tough but invigorating program centring on Bartók’s Fifth String Quartet in an artistically well-judged arrangement of this work by artistic director Richard Tognetti.


Guitar Festival review: Joseph Tawadros

Oud master and engaging raconteur Joseph Tawadros traversed a category-defying mix of influences and musical styles in this Adelaide Guitar Festival show, which also featured rising star of the classical guitar Connor Whyte.

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Music review: ASO’s Embrace

Anne Cawrse’s new marimba concerto is a gorgeous, skilfully conceived work, and with a dazzling performance from soloist Claire Edwardes, it was the standout item in the ASO’s Embrace concert.