In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Cover story: Tom Stoppard: The Real Thing. We examine the 50-year career of the mercurial playwright, whose dazzling wordplay gave rise to the term ‘Stoppardian’. Sydney Theatre Company performs his play The Real Thing this month, featuring a playwright not unlike Stoppard himself, while in November, Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, his ingenious play for actors and orchestra, written with André Previn.
Feature: An exploration of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, which the composer dedicated “to my friends pictured within”. Each initialised variation is a musical sketch of a close friend. But what about the rumoured hidden melody? Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the piece for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Article: Join us as we enter the unsettling world of Aribert Reimann’s 1984 opera, Ghost Sonata, based on Strindberg’s evocative, moody play, which Opera Australia presents in Sydney and Melbourne.
Interviews: Rising star, 11-year old Melbourne violinist Christian Li, as he prepares to play with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; and Australian composer Gordon Kerry on his new Clarinet Quintet for Omega Ensemble.
Reviews: The Australian World Orchestra plays Janácek’s Taras Bulba; Opera Australia’s world premiere of Whiteley, about the artist Brett Whiteley, with music by Elena Kats-Chernin; Belvoir’s new adaptation of Brecht’s Life of Galileo starring Colin Friels; and Melbourne Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in Love directed by Simon Phillips.
What’s on: live performance and radio highlights for September 2019.