“There’s something about donning black tie, dusting off one’s dress shoes and slipping on a silk scarf that seems synonymous with the way opera can be appreciated in a manner befitting it as an art form.”
“The current revival of Death in Venice at the ENO is a beautiful portrayal of this haunting opera. Deborah Warner’s direction is particularly stunning.”
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“Actress-turned-director Maria Friedman has taken this production through a run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it won the 2012 Critics’ Circle award for Best Musical before transferring to the West End.”
“Unlike many directors who have tried and failed to grasp the true subtleties of the work, Jonathan Miller brings a sensitivity that entrances the entire audience.”
“The V&A’s latest blockbuster exhibition pays tribute to one of the most successful British musicians of living memory by exploring Bowie’s own influences as a creative genius.”
“A Chorus Line is a proper musical. It has glittery top hats and everything. Yet it is unlike any other musical since it shows the ugly side of its own business…”
It was a pleasure to see that the ENO haven’t entirely turned their backs on the more traditionally staged productions, even if they do only appear to have confidence in those Jonathan Miller has had a hand in.
The 1852 novel by Alexandre Dumas, La dame aux Camélias is a story of two…
“It was the press night of the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company’s Quimeras . The journalist seated beside me whooped at any opportunity, sobbed during the second half, and was the first one to her feet when it came to the standing ovation.”