Sex sells, but does it sound good? Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles On the move: the latest appointments and resignations Both Chunky Move and Expressions Dance Company's ADs step down, Board changes for Opera Queensland, new Artist Assoc for Australian Art Orchestra, and more. Kiss and sell: The story of the Sydney Opera House Helen Pitt tells the extraordinary story of the 20th century's most recognisable building. Review: Tracks Dance Company's In Your Blood, Darwin Festival Featuring a cast of 40 and the work of seven choreographers, In Your Blood finds the sweet spot between sport and art, where personal passions and family loyalties meet. Review: Chasing Smoke & Biladurang, Darwin Festival Further reflections and critical responses to events programmed as part of the 2018 Darwin Festival. (Premium content) Premium content Maxim Boon Friday 10 August, 2018 Is the increased focus on performers' sex appeal a tacit acknowledgement that classical music can no longer connect with society on its own terms? This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Maxim Boon is a British-born composer, producer, commentator, critic and arts writer based in Melbourne. He is the National Senior Editor and Arts and Culture Editor of The Music and formerly the Online Editor of Limelight Magazine. He is a contributor to several national and local titles including The Age, Time Out, The Guardian, Daily Review, Audrey Journal and ArtsHub.