John Daly-Peoples NZ Festival: The incomparable voice of Sofie von Otter WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 16 Mar 1 An immensely pleasurable concert of Schubert lieder. John Daly-Peoples Auckland Arts Festival; 1984 – The birth of fake news WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 16 Mar A play in which none of the characters are heroic. John Daly-Peoples Auckland Arts Festival: OrphEus – brilliant dancing in a flawed dance work. WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 16 Mar Some of the most inventive choreography of recent contemporary dance. John Daly-Peoples Film Review: The Square WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 9 Mar The Square is a metre square section of the forecourt of a public gallery. John Daly-Peoples Auckland Arts Festival: Manifesto WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 9 Mar Manifesto is an acknowledgement of the long history of the artist's manifesto. John Daly-Peoples Auckland Arts Festival: Giselle reworked WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 9 Mar A new dystopian Giselle. 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'Hobbit law' repeal risks reducing New Zealand's Hollywood allure Andy Leleisi’uao wins prestigious Wallace art award NZSO plays Sibelius in November Fugitive – new paintings by Pamela Wolfe The Vultures: a contemporary fable about the land Boutique chamber music festival in Mt Eden A Window on Renaissance Florence at the Auckland Art Gallery La Scala's Onegin features extraordinary dancers Kátya Kabanová fills you with despair, in a good way London exhibitions: Matisse in the Studio Labour seeks to end film industry’s boom/bust cycle Key's $20m mansion sale great timing for him, not so much for English British Music: The Proms go revolutionary British Music: The Vanishing Bridegroom makes a mysterious opera My Year With Helen director talks equality, leadership and Jacinda ahead of film release The Orange Seller of Drury Lane Canadian violinist provides spectacular performance Blonde Poison: Elizabeth Hawthorne's greatest performance The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s adventurous take on Romeo and Juliet NZSO and Opera NZ performing great 19th century compositions Artist creates a fake history of Captain Cook NBR's guide to the International Film Festival Part II New Auckland gallery with a focus on architecture Art auction features major McCahon from the Pat and Gil Hanly collection NBR's guide to the International Film Festival Part I All-new Romeo and Juliet dances into town Tony Lane's paintings explore the infinite New Chamber Music New Zealand concerts When Christchurch was the centre of new theatre The World Press Photo Exhibition opens Photographer reveals the other Vladimir Nabokov Guitarist performs one of the great Spanish guitar compositions Photographs of our industrial past Remembering the tunnellers of Arras Cannes trifecta of winners take top slots at NZ International Film Festival Book extract: International migration: the great trade-off Cannes winner Nicole Kidman leads lineup at NZ International Film Festival 2017 NZ Dance Company's 'Kiss the Sky' heralds Matariki Tongan artist's exhibition travels from New York to Auckland A new musical star is born Law firm and realtor support new art school graduates Famous orange seller takes to the stage New artistic director for Royal New Zealand Ballet Review: Art by Simon Ingram and Laurence Aberhart Sydney lights up for Vivid festival Govt questions future of NZ Venture Investment Fund, film grants, Bridges says German cellist performs with the NZSO next month Ballet company presents three stunning works by leading choreographer Auckland language expert contradicts Chomsky's 'big bang' origins theory Carmen, bringing some hot Spanish culture to a New Zealand winter Van Gogh and the seasons in Melbourne Swan Lake takes flight in Brisbane Child's imagined life under Hitler wins richest literary prize NZ film industry takes record haul to Cannes Festival Chicago's mobsters and Playboy's Hefner are latest to be 'Kiwi made' on screen Australian music: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra magnificent in Melbourne Australian music: Victorian Opera's 'La Sonnambula'