Donald McDonald

Archibald portraits

23 July 2016 9:00 am

‘A portrait is a painting with something wrong about the mouth’ is a quotation attributed to John Singer Sargent, painter…

Disney’s Aladdin

16 July 2016 9:00 am

To my parents in the 1930s, the name Disney meant Mickey Mouse. Now the name is associated not only with…

Mozart’s operas

9 July 2016 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago Opera Australia celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a gala concert at the Opera House. Surprisingly…

Amber Scott and Adam Bull in Swan Lake

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Amid predictable demands for increased funding for the arts, The Australian Ballet is setting off on its 25th ( yes,…

Jonathan Church: Photo by James Green

Jonathan Church

25 June 2016 4:00 am

To mis-quote Lady Bracknell: losing an artistic director after just 9 months ‘smacks of carelessness’. That is exactly what has…

Piers Lane

Piers Lane

18 June 2016 9:00 am

David Speers was irritated when Bronwyn Bishop spoke about the Sydney International Piano Competition when he wanted her to dish…

Conductor Antony Walker

Conductor Antony Walker

11 June 2016 9:00 am

He was the most successful and influential composer of the classical period; Josef Haydn (1732-1809) wrote 108 symphonies, 68 string…