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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Australia

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AdelaideClassics Unwrapped: An Invitation to the Dance

Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bernstein
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Guy Noble; Celia Craig

SydneyForever & Ever

Dessner, Hamilton
Rafael Bonachela; Anthony Hamilton; Sydney Dance Company

MelbourneMetamorphosis

Levinas: Metamorphosis
Paul Fitzsimon; Tama Matheson; Opera Australia; Mark Thompson; Julie Lea Goodwin; Taryn Fiebig

MelbourneStravinsky's Firebird

Stravinsky, Bartók
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Dejan Lazić

SydneyBeethoven Nine

Haydn, Beethoven
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Edo de Waart; Amanda Majeski; Caitlin Hulcup; Kim Begley; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
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Magnetic bravura: Unshowy Gringolts dazzles Sydney audience

Ilya Gringolts © Tomasz Trzebiatowski
Ilya Gringolts brings his brand of unspectacular virtuosity to the ACO's latest programme, with the Paganini Violin Concerto no. 1 and Bartók's Divertimento clear highlights.
****1
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A great Dido and Aeneas pairing in Adelaide

Kate Louise Macfarlane (Belinda), Bethany Hill (Dido) and Raphael Wong (Aeneas) © Bernard Hull Photography
A richly sung Dido and Aeneas in an imaginative venue becomes an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
****1
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Political Correctness on hold: Candide in Sydney

Annie Aitken (Cunegonde) © Grant Leslie
Voltaire and Bernstein's wilful political incorrectness make Candide a challenge to behold, but the Sydney Philharmonia meets them in a concert performance in the opera house.
*****
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TAB’s Spartacus' All is fair in love, and gladiator gore

Kevin Jackson and Jake Mangakahia in TAB's Spartacus © Jeff Busby
The Australian Ballet’s adaptation of the historic Ancient Roman story fuses violence, seduction, and the anguish of separation. It delivers a mesmerising display of masculinity, through widly explosive battle scenes.
*****
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Transformers: big works in disguise from the ACO

Timo-Veikko Valve © Jack Saltmiras
Pared-down forces of the ACO performed pared down masterpieces, in a brilliantly conceived programme which included works by Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.
*****
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