Opera Australia’s Ring cycle

Peter Craven
Neil Armfield’s stark but powerful Ring delivers Wagner’s masterpiece as a triumph of the Australian stage, as good as could be imagined anywhere.

Senate inquiry into George Brandis’s arts funding plans

Steve Dow
An inquiry into arts funding is waiting in the wings, but most of the major players are ducking the spotlight.

Moshinsky's Verdi deeds

Peter Craven

Opera director Elijah Moshinsky returns to Australia after 15 years to restage his monumental Don Carlos.