REVIEW: That Grease is still the word, even after 40 years, is testament to the durability of this all-time favourite musical.
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford got chills that were multiplyin' when she was asked to direct Grease in Wellington.
An outstanding La Traviata
REVIEW: NZ Opera co-production of Verdi's masterpiece an outstanding success.
Young conductor Gemma New talks about what to be charge of a key-up orchestra in Carnegie Hall.
The Road That Wasn't There is a fine example of rich and splendid storytelling to enchant young and old.
To stage an opulent La Traviata, New Zealand Opera has pulled out all stops.
School holidays are back - and the first two shows off the block are slightly different from usual holiday fare.
Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg, talks about making the move from busking to touring with Ed Sheeran and topping charts around the world.
It was a "bread and butter" concert for NZSO - unmemorable, but a continuation of the orchestra's fine form.
New play Kiss the Fish had many inspirations - and they included one particularly famous singer.
Such an assured and dynamic voice should have been no surprise - but the heart of the concert was gifted mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew.
A dazzling show left the impression that violinist Nikki Chooi was happier with musical substance than brilliant display.
Unrealities and inconsistencies bedevil Toi Whakaari's adaptation of a Shakespeare favourite.
American guitarist Joe Satriani returns to Wellington in November, but this time he has the whole show.
JIM CHIPP - Upper Hutt Leader
A tale of growing up Maori in the 1970s and 80s percolated in its creator's mind for 16 years before the heat went on.
Beethoven's final two symphonies couldn't be more contrasted - but together they made for a monumental finish.
Here's your guide to the big international music names playing in Wellington in coming months.
Tamihana Katene, who performs in Wellington this week, works with Maori instruments he made himself.
To hear Beethoven's symphonies back-to-back is to experience the radical nature of the composer's journey.
Playing all nine Beethoven symphonies in a four day marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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