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Go behind the scenes for insights on our recordings, our artists and our future plans. Follow our artists' schedules and share the excitement of their journeys.

7/06/2006
The launch of Die Walküre took place in great style at the Australian Club in Melbourne on June 7th, 2006.   The Federal Arts Minister, Senator Rod Kemp launched the recording and performing were two of The Melba Ring singers – mezzo Donna...
5/06/2006
Lords of the Ring update Wagner classic   It is considered the Everest of opera - now, an Australian ensemble can claim to have successfully scaled the dizzy heights of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Often defined in popular culture by signature tune...
25/05/2006
After two years of hard grind, Maria Vandamme is set to take Adelaide's Ring cycle to the world. But her critics have not gone away, writes Katrina Strickland. Maria Vandamme was ecstatic when she was awarded $5 million in the May 2004 federal...
22/05/2005
What is the key to reaching the top? Steve Dow talks to ... Australia's high achievers - from fields as diverse as business, charity, media and medicine - to find out how they succeeded and what they would tell those hoping to ascend the ladder...
1/09/2004
Meet the people moving and shaking Melbourne. People make a city. They bring it to life, create its identity and determine its future; some more than most. These power brokers make a difference, get things done and shape events with a combination...
1/08/2004
Sectorial Power 2004: ARTS For the third year running, businessman David Gronski remains the outstanding influence on the arts in Australia. Generous with his time and input, and with a top-drawer business network at his disposal, Gronski's...
14/01/2004
"It's impossible to be too romantic' Barker said ... '[Puccini's] music is romantic, dramatic and as a performer it's fantastic music to sing ... I love all of that passion and drama.' Barker ... has come to be known as an expert in the Puccini...
10/01/2004
Cheryl Barker has sung Cio-Cio-San in so many productions, it is virtually the strikingly beautiful Australian soprano's calling card. Puccini is the core of her repertoire, which will be extended when she sings her first Tosca for English National...
12/12/2003
It's an ill wind that blows no one some good. Or in this case, an ill blizzard. An early snow storm in New York and an airport shuttle mix-up meant that Cheryl Barker got to tackle The Weekend Australian Financial Review's questions before her...
22/06/2003
"It was during her forays overseas that [Maria Vandamme] came to the conclusion that there was little international recognition of Australian musicians and singers. As a result, she dreamed of recording Australian performers for the world... [...