1996 Festival


Artistic Director
Leo Schofield AM


Nederlands Dans Theater (The Netherlands)
Choreography by Jiři Kylián and Hans Van Manen

Urban Bush Women (USA)


Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Melbourne Chorale (Australia)
The Seasons (Die Jahrenzeiten)
by Joseph Haydn
With Richard Tognetti, Julian Reynolds, Donald Kaasch, Rebecca Evans, Geert Smits

Betty Buckley in Concert with Kenny Werner (USA)

Chamber Music Sunset Series (Australia)

Drei Liederabende: Three Evenings of Songs from Schubert to Strauss (Australia/Germany)
With Scott Curray, Anke Höppner, Karsten Mewes

Dudley Moore at the Piano (UK)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Australia/UK)
Glagolitic Mass 
by Leoš Janáček
Conducted by Mark Elder, with the Victorian State Opera Chorus

New Music Hall (Multinational)
Sir John Drummond (UK)
Why don't you listen when I'm speaking to you?;
Ensemble Modern (Germany);
Ensemble Modern with Elision (Germany/Australia);
Michael Kiernan Harvey (Australia)
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Plugged and Unplugged
With Richard Tognetti

Tabcorp Cabaret Festival (Multinational)
Betty Carter (USA);
Judi Connelli (Australia);
Kerrie Biddell (Australia);
Marianne Faithful (UK)
An Evening in the Weiner Republic;
The Five Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Clarence Fountain (USA)


Australian Chamber Orchestra (Multinational)
Wolfgang and Nancy
With Richard Tognetti, Rebecca Evans, Julian Reynolds

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London and Los Angeles Music Centre Opera (Multinational)
Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow)
by Richard Strauss
With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Simone Young
With Uta Priew, Lisa Gasteen, Heikke Siukola, Janis Martin, Gergory Yurisich, Victoria State Opera

Victoria State Opera, State Orchestra of Victoria (Australia)
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
by Ray Lawler
Music by Richard Mills, lyrics by Peter Goldsmith, directed by Richard Wherrett



Festival of the Streets (Multinational)

Melbourne Festival Training Squad

Opening Night Celebrations (Multinational)

The Urban Dream Capsule

VicHealth Festival of Music

Victoria State Opera, State Orchestra of Victoria (Australia)
Opera on the Yarra


Bell Shakespeare Company (Australia/UK)
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephen Berkoff

Black Swan Theatre Company (Australia)
Corrugation Road 
by Jimmy Chi

Irene Worth (UK)
A Portrait of Edith Wharton

Irene Worth, Peter Eyre (UK)
Chère Maître: The Letters of George Sand and Gustave Flaubert

Mene Mene (Australia)

Rock ‘n' Roll Circus (Australia)
The Dark

William Yang (Australia)
The North

Y Cwmni (Wales)
Song from a Forgotten City
by Edward Thomas

Visual Arts

Annie Leibovitz (USA)
Photographs 1970-1994

Barbara Kruger (USA)
Who speaks? Who listens? Who lives? Who dies? Who wins? Who loses? Who profits? Who pays?

Bill Henson (Australia)

Greg Clark, Peter Booth, Maria Kuczynska, Ron Robertson-Swann, Robert Jacks (Australia)
The Festival, The Foundry, the Artist, The Gallery

Leica Magic Moments (Multinational)

Margaret Stones (Australia)
Beauty in Truth: The Botanical Art of Margaret Stones

Modern Masters from the Museum of Modern Art, New York - The William S Paley Collection (USA)

Rose Farrell, George Parkin (Australia)
Farrell and Parkin: The Thick Walled Room

Yasumasa Morimura (Japan)
Actress and Art History

William Yang (Australia)
Land and Sea

Special Events

David Hockney, Peter Hemmings (UK)
Painting the Stage

Festival Forums '96 (Multinational)

Melbourne Writers' Festival (Multinational)

Painting Melbourne (Australia)

Second National Performance Conference (Multinational)