Songbird flees her cage

“I’m moving away from opera performance … I like to make a big occasion of it when I sing. I have performed in exotic and marvellous situations in Turkey and Korea, and in the Australian outback.” Dame Kiri Te Kanawa continues to favour natural amphitheatres over the traditional operatic stage, delivering three spectacular outdoor performances in Australia – at the Barossa Valley, a vineyard opening in the Hunter Valley, and at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…