Finalists chosen for IFAC Australian Opera Singing Competition

The finalists have been chosen!

At a showcase on Sunday 30 August in North Sydney, ten opera and classical singers performed with great passion in hopes of being one of the five finalists selected to compete in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition. Nearly 100 singers from Australia and New Zealand auditioned for the competition The five finalists who will compete… Read more.

Together Apart is your new Australian jam

Nick & Lincoln

A new Australian song cycle is always good news. Getting to hear it on an album might be even better news, so everyone across the country can access it. And now one has been released! Together Apart, the song cycle by Nick & Lincoln we’ve been telling you about, is now available on iTunes! It’s made up… Read more.

Australia’s Seann Miley Moore wows judges on X Factor UK

Australia’s Seann Miley Moore wows judges on X Factor UK

He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at the end of 2013, appeared in Luckiest Production’s sell out season of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co and joined the cast of Opera Australia’s The King and I for its Australian tour in 2014. After a stint in Jason Coleman’s Spiegalicious show, Australian performer Seann… Read more.

A Prior Engagement with Marina Prior

Marina Prior. Image by Graham Jepson

Brisbane audiences are in for a special treat with Marina Prior’s one-woman show – A Prior Engagement – heading to Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre this September 10 and 11. She has been a household name in Australia for many years, starring in over twenty lead roles in major musical productions including Les Miserables, The Phantom… Read more.

Your Sunday afternoon zen: Zindzi Okenyo and “Just a Story”

Zindzi Okenyo and Nathan O'Keefe in Masquerade. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Zindzi Okenyo is an explosion of creativity. Just this year, you might have seen her (among other things!) on stage in Griffin Theatre’s Masquerade, Darlinghurst Theatre Co’s Gaybies, or Sydney Theatre Company’s Boys Will be Boys. You might have caught her on TV, on Play School. Or you might have heard the mystic neo-soul music she produces and performs as Okenyo…. Read more.

What’s on for Queensland Symphony Orchestra 2016

QSO Season Launch

I am always surprised at just how excited I am at the launch of a new Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) season program and then disappointed that I have let another year go by. I have to concede that I am not a regular QSO subscriber and each year at the launch I wonder why the… Read more.

Delta Goodrem and cast of Cats perform cover of new single ‘Wings’

Delta Goodrem and cast of Cats perform cover of new single ‘Wings’

Delta Goodrem has been rehearsing with the Australian cast of CATS in the coveted role of Grizabella the Glamour Cat. Her feline friends got up to some mischeif during rehearsals last week, celebrating her new single ‘Wings’ hitting number 1 on the aria charts! Check out this great video, shared by Goodrem, of the CATS cast covering her latest song. Last… Read more.