There are some real crowd pleasers too, with Belvoir’s encore season of the 2017 smash hitBarbara and the Camp Dogs; the State Theatre Company South Australia’s all-female imagining of David Williamson’s classic 1977 playThe Club, and Opera Queensland’s production of the Helpmann Award-winningA Flowering Tree.
As always, we have awesome talent on display. The Australian Ballet’s Verve,which showcases the contemporary work of three home-grown choreographers, and in Hobart, Simone Lamsma returns to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist for the profoundSibelius Violin Concerto.
Members are on the move with Brandenburg Quartet taking a wonderfully inventive program on a national tour, and Musica Viva introducing Armidale to the limits of the human voice withThe Idea of North.
April is also Easter month, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and St George’s Cathedral will mark the festival with a performance of Bach’s transcendentSt Matthew’s Passion.