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The Heckler: those behind the Proms this year have the imagination of a dead fish

30 April 2016 9:00 am

BBC Proms 2016 is about as exciting as my sock drawer. But it’s unclear who exactly is to blame. The…

BBC Proms

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

BBC Proms 2016 is about as exciting as my sock drawer. But it’s unclear who exactly is to blame. The…

BBC Proms

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

BBC Proms 2016 is about as exciting as my sock drawer. But it’s unclear who exactly is to blame. The…

Naked ambition: Anthony Roth Costanzo in Philip Glass’s ‘Akhnaten’

In a world full of zombie new operas, thank god for Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

12 March 2016 9:00 am

A mixed year so far for new opera. A few really dismal things have appeared from people who should know…

Naked ambition: Anthony Roth Costanzo in Philip Glass’s ‘Akhnaten’

Round-up of new opera

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

A mixed year so far for new opera. A few really dismal things have appeared from people who should know…

Naked ambition: Anthony Roth Costanzo in Philip Glass’s ‘Akhnaten’

Round-up of new opera

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

A mixed year so far for new opera. A few really dismal things have appeared from people who should know…

Morgen und Abend: the kind of opera that gives opera a bad name

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The Royal Opera House seemed nervous about Georg Friedrich Haas’s world première Morgen und Abend. They sent out a pdf…

All at sea

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

The Royal Opera House seemed nervous about Georg Friedrich Haas’s world première Morgen und Abend. They sent out a pdf…

All at sea

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

The Royal Opera House seemed nervous about Georg Friedrich Haas’s world première Morgen und Abend. They sent out a pdf…

Hans Werner Henze: the Ed Miliband of opera

20 June 2015 9:00 am

We opera critics love gazing into crystal balls. We’re particularly good at discovering Ed Milibands and backing them to the…

Why we should say farewell to the ENO

7 February 2015 9:00 am

It’s easy to forget what a mess of an art form opera once was. For its first 100 years it…

Forget the Germans. It’s the French who made classical music what it is

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The poor French. When we think of classical music, we always think of the Germans. It’s understandable. Instinctive. Ingrained. But…