CULTURAL MAKEOVER

Major Australian government national report on the state of the arts recommends a reshaping of the country’s cultural landscape. Sydney Morning Herald

THE FUTURE OF HIGH “C”

New operas everywhere and the future seems bright. In Amsterdam, British filmmaker Peter Greenaway and Dutch composer Louis Andriessen joined forces in Writing to Vermeer. At the Monnaie in Brussels, star director Luc Bondy and Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans collaborated on The Winter’s Tale, an adaptation of the Shakespeare play. A critic who saw them both wonders about the viability of the artform. – Financial Times