Her crystal-clear voice propelled Judith Durham and The Seekers to international stardom and made the Melbourne singer a national treasure. But amid the success she endured a series of personal setbacks.
- by Harriet Veitch
Haotian Qi and Esther Song met in Sydney in 2017, married in 2019, and now live in (almost) perfect harmony as principal singers with Opera Australia.
- by Jane Cadzow
The Australia Chamber Orchestra’s latest project has acquired extra resonance from the COVID pandemic.
- by Nick Galvin
A report by Elizabeth Broderick has found almost half of surveyed musicians and staff had experienced workplace bullying.
- by Linda Morris
The Arts Centre’s new CEO Karen Quinlan says she is excited about taking over just as the centre is about to become a building site.
- by Elizabeth Flux
Until 1975 “no respectable poet would read in a pub”. A new documentary looks back over 50 years of anarchism, open mics, and community.
- by Andrew Bock
The Tony-award winning director of the Hairspray musical says when it premiered in Seattle, way back in 2002, it felt like they were taking a big risk.
- by Catherine Lambert
Light: Works from Tate’s Collection offers a chance to compare the work of 19th-century masters with contemporary artists to stunning effect.
- by Robert Nelson
Her public relations team said earlier this week that the artist has deposited the amount she is said to owe in taxes, including €3 million in interest.
Dancing with the Stars judge Todd McKenney met Shane Jacobson when he choreographed the actor’s striptease. Despite their differences, they instantly clicked.
- by Dani Valent
A new play based on Alice Pung’s 2014 novel has been a healing process for the playwright, who found echoes of her own schoolyard trauma in its pages.
- by Steve Dow