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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Australia

Use Bachtrack's search facility to find concerts, opera and dance events not only in this country but right around the world. Bachtrack has the largest number of upcoming events of any website, and if you want to read reviews of events which have taken place here, or in another country, you can search here for exactly the reviews which interest you.

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MelbourneLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Renato Palumbo; Elijah Moshinsky; Opera Australia; Michael Yeargan; Peter J. Hall; Nigel Levings; Orchestra Victoria

SydneyOronteaNew production

Cesti: Orontea
Erin Helyard; Constantine Costi; Pinchgut Opera; Jeremy Allen; Sabina Myers; Damien Cooper; Orchestra of the Antipodes

SydneyInspired

Grieg, Rachmaninov, Cheetham, Rautavaara
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey; Alexander Gavrylyuk

MelbourneKunstkamer

Various: Kunstkamer
Paul Lightfoot; Sol León; Crystal Pite; Marco Goecke; Australian Ballet; Joke Visser; Tom Bevoort; Orchestra Victoria; Hermien Hollander

SydneyDreamy Classics

Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
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Physical comedy detracts from Pinchgut's musically ravishing Orontea

Ravishing music and performances, a crazy G&S plot, but physicality that tends to distract in Constantine Costi's production.
****1
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Treasure in the rubble: Jonas Kaufman makes Australian stage debut

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in Olivier Py's dour and symbolism-heavy Lohengrin, set in post-war Berlin.
****1
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Richard Meale’s Voss revived in all its brilliance in Adelaide

Sometimes referred to as “the great Australian opera” ,Voss has had few Australian airings since its 1986 premiere. This new production shows why it is held in such high regard. 

****1
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The Australian Ballet's “beautiful monster” is dance perfection

The Australian Ballet's impressively-danced Kunstkamer is a work of astonishing scale, originality, and warmth, choreographed by Paul Lighfoot, Sol León, Marco Goecke and Crystal Pite.
*****
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The Turn of the Screw: Stuart Maunder directs powerful in Adelaide

A full-on production of Britten’s The Turn of The Screw produces richness and awe, with a magnificent cast and musical excitement from the baton of Britten scholar Paul Kildea.

****1
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