Cover story- Limelight Artists of the Year. Our critics and readers have voted. So who have they chosen as the International and Australian classical artists of 2019? We reveal the winners and the runners-up.
Feature- As the world prepares to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in December, we explore the long, complicated history of his only opera Fidelio, and look at famous past productions as well as some of those planned for 2020.
Article- Greta Bradman attends some Relaxed Performances staged by orchestras and theatre companies for people with special needs, and reports on the benefits for audience members and the connection felt by the musicians and performers.
Travel- Tying into the Beethoven 250th, we visit Vienna and preview the many celebrations planned there throughout 2020.
Reviews- We cover all the highlights at the Sydney and Perth Festivals, join families at the musical Shrek, review the stage play War Horse, and the concerts and operas opening the 2020 seasons.
What's on- live performance and radio highlights for January 2020.