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Death, politics and roaring crescendos, Idomeneo is a new opera that will crash like a wave on Melbourne directed by Emma Muir-Smith and conducted by Benjamin Bayl.

Art of the Symphony

What is a symphony? MCO Artistic Director Sophie Rowell draws together five very different symphonies from across more than 350 years.

A Feast of Music 2023

MCO's Daylesford-based chamber music festival features the orchestra with stars of chamber music over five events, including a musical dinner at Lake House.

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Concert Notes: Transformations

MCO’s Transformations can be heard on Sunday 28 May 2:30pm at Federation Square and online via Australian Digital Concert Hall; on tour at Warragul, and Yackandandah.




Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky …

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Concert Notes: Higher Power

MCO’s Higher Power can be heard on Thursday 4 May 7:30pm and Sunday 7 May 2:30pm at Melbourne Recital Centre; online via Australian Digital Concert Hall on Thursday 4 May …

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