Peter Rose

Andrea Chénier

Peter Rose
19 August 2019

A few weeks after that memorable Peter Grimes from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney and Melbourne ... More

Nicole Car, Étienne Dupuis and Jayson Gillham (Melbourne Recital Centre)

Peter Rose
12 August 2019

Melburnians haven’t heard Nicole Car since 2014, when she was a luminous Tatiana in Kasper Holten’s production of More

Richard Freadman reviews 'Rose Boys' by Peter Rose

Richard Freadman
07 August 2019

In February 1974, Robert Rose, a twenty-two-year-old Australian Rules footballer and Victorian state cri More

Peter Grimes (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ★★★★☆

Peter Rose
30 July 2019

Difficult it is to imagine the full impact Benjamin Britten’s opera More

Anna Bolena (Opera Australia) ★★★★

Peter Rose
08 July 2019

Opera Australia – in its present expansionary phase – has hitched its wagon to a digital star in the form of a series of seven- More

Peter Rose reviews 'My Life As Me: A memoir' by Barry Humphries

Peter Rose
03 June 2019

When Barry Humphries published his first volume of autobiography, many readers were left wanting ‘More, please’ – avid as gladdie-waving victims during one of his shows; voracious as More

Rigoletto ★★★1/2 and Così Fan Tutte ★★★★1/2 (Opera Australia)

Peter Rose
16 May 2019

Dr Johnson famously defined opera as ‘an exotic and irrational entertainment’, and so it proved on the opening night of Opera A More

Peter Rose reviews 'On David Malouf' by Nam Le

Peter Rose
30 April 2019

For more than a decade the world has waited, patiently or disbelievingly, for a second book from Nam Le, author of The Boat (2008), a collection of seven tales that won the young More

Peter Rose reviews 'A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis: A Literary Life' by Jacqueline Kent

Peter Rose
31 August 2018

In September 2018, NewSouth published a new edition of A Certain Style.

On a chilly evening in 1980, a stylish woman in her early seventies, wheezing slightly from a lifetime’s cigarettes, climbed a staircase just beneath the Harbour Bridge, entered a room full of book editors – young women mostly, university-educated, making their way ... More

Die Walküre, Act One (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) ★★★★

Peter Rose
27 August 2018

Notwithstanding the riches that follow in the final two acts (Wotan’s Farewell, the Ride of the Valkyries, the Todesverkündigung), Act One of Richard Wagner’s Die Walkür More

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