Cover story-Grand Piano- We talk to Chinese superstar Lang Lang, now back in the limelight after a year off recovering from left arm tendinitis, as he returns to Australia in June to play Mozart?s dark, operatic Piano Concerto No 24 with Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.Article- Reframing Il Viaggio a Reims- Explore Rossini?s rarely seen opera seria, which has its Australian premiere at Opera Australia this month with Damiano Michieletto?s playful production set in an art gallery.Article- Star-Cross?d Lovers- Why Romeo and Juliet has inspired artists across theatre, dance, classical music and musicals.Interview-Meet Alexander Briger, the founding Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Australian World Orchestra, now into its eighth year. Preview- How will Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams tackle Tennessee Williams? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Hugo Weaving, Pamela Rabe and Zahra Newman? Reviews- Simone Lamsma plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto at Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas Carter?s baton, Jaime Martin conducts a Russian program at West Australian Symphony Orchestra with Bezhod Abduraimov playing Rachmaninov?s show-stopping Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Lise Lindstrom unleashes Salome for Opera Australia, Graeme Murphy?s The Happy Prince for The Australian Ballet. What?s on- live performance and radio highlights for May 2019.