Stage Door

Green Room: Michael Shmith interviews Brett Dean

Michael Shmith
Monday, 22 August 2016

Brett Dean, perhaps Australia's pre-eminent composer and certainly one of its most productive, is personable, witty, and engaging. He talks with heartfelt eloquence about ...

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Stage Door | Michael Shmith interviews Leo Schofield

Michael Shmith
Thursday, 24 March 2016

In the early 1990s, after Leo Schofield was – not without controversy – appointed the artistic director of the Melbourne Festival, Clive James referred to our own emerging cultural tsar as 'Australia's Diaghilev'. Which, I guess, retrospectively makes Sergei Pavlovich Russia's Schofield.

There is an element of truth in James's witticism, especially these ...