There is a certain magnificence to Opera Australia’s newly commissioned production of “Whiteley”, drawing to a close in an all-too-short season at the Sydney Opera House, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
“Almost as one, the audience rose to its feet for sustained applause and multiple curtain calls for the orchestra and its conductor.” Reviewer CLINTON WHITE revels in the Australian World Orchestra.
“Canberra Sinfonia demonstrated with this birthday concert that it is a major force in the Canberra musical scene,” writes reviewer LEN POWER.
“There’s nothing coarse about this polished and inventive performance,” writes reviewer JOHN LOMBARD.
"The Best of Enemies" does just about everything that a message movie should without losing sight of that other element that has nourished movies ever since they began – being entertaining, writes DOUGAL MACDONALD.
You don’t need to be a soccer fan to enjoy “The Keeper”, writes film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
In a sold-out performance at Llewellyn Hall, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, presented a hugely memorable concert, writes LEN POWER.
“I’d love to see more local cafés in this new precinct, as opposed to the several large chains that have set up business in the area but it is what it is,” writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON
Five stars for the new film about Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s early life. “The whole cast is great. The locations are dazzling,” writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
“Apollo 11” is a powerful reminiscence of an event that held the world’s attention half a century ago. So says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. Four stars.
“Movies exploring the human condition serve a worthy function but sometimes fail to satisfy appetites craving entertainment. This is one such.” Review DOUGAL MACDONALD isn’t fussed about “Sink or Swim”.
The audience at “30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand” laughed at the delightful larrikin twinkle in the animal shapes and cheeky combinations, which bought a welcome injection of humour to this inspiring program, writes BILL STEPHENS.
Art such as this asks the audience quietly to open their eyes, enjoy what they have and think a bit more about what they're doing, writes JOHN LANDT after viewing Janet Dawson's exhibition “Clouds All the Way”.
This was an interestingly programmed concert from the Canberra Community Chorale, writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.
Reviewer CLINTON WHITE see a strong future for a singer who was performing a swansong in Canberra.
“Before the alligators reach them, Haley is going to get Dave safely up to the roof, where hopefully a rescue helicopter will see them...” “Crawl” is all two-star tension for film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
“Stuber” is a ho-hum movie in which Stu’s electric car is a recurring motif providing the film with a silent but important comic personality, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
“Molly and Amy have spent the year achieving stellar academic records, at the expense of social skills. And they decide that they need to rectify that oversight big time,” writes film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
“Kinky Boots” is a feel-good musical and great entertainment. This production at The Q really delivers the goods, says reviewer LEN POWER.
In their concert, "From Russia With Love", Selby & Friends clearly demonstrated they have a licence to thrill, writes reviewer LEN POWER.