The new Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust, launched last night, has initiated the introduction of the first Master of Opera program at The University of Melbourne in 2012

The 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival program was launched this week by the Minister for the Arts, Lynne Kosky

Sydney soprano Maria Okunev has won the 10th Mietta Song Recital Award. Maria Okunev impressed the judges with her outstanding performances of songs by Mahler and Elgar.

Australia’s finest period instrument orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, has begun making a home in Melbourne.

The major event on the dance calendar – the Australian Dance Awards, will premiere in Melbourne’s Arts Centre, State Theatre this Sunday 15 June

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions announced today that the smash-hit Billy Elliot the Musical will open in Melbourne, December 2008.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival today announced $9,754,400 in box office for the recent 2008 Festival, an increase of 6% on last year’s record breaking Festival.

After 4 years of planning and preparation and a season in Sydney, Kookaburra, Australia’s only national musical theatre company, announced this week that it finally lands in Melbourne with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Tell me On a Sunday.