It's been one of those mad glorious weeks that tend to roll around once or twice a year, filled with goodies of every kind. Thursday week ago I saw a fab concert performance of Rameau's Dardanus by the English Touring Opera at the Sheldonian. As it happens, this is my only opera this autumn - … Continue reading Lately


Last night at the opera

I have a thing for 20th/21st century opera - the first opera I consciously remember choosing to see was Giancarlo Menotti's The Consul, and I have found myself loving Turnage's Anna Nicole, Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmรฉlites and pretty much everything by Benjamin Britten. Thomas Adรฉs' The Exterminating Angel (which premiered last year in Salzburg Festspiele, … Continue reading Last night at the opera