Friday, 21 July 2017

“Doin' the Charleston” – opera at the Spoleto Festival

“Man, I’m tellin’ you, it’s a lapazoo”! Come on, you remember, lyrics from “The Charleston”, that flapper dance number named..

By Gerald Malone

Monday, 15 May 2017

Review: "Don't Walk Away Renée Fleming"

And then, she was gone. Renée Fleming had taken her final curtain call at the Met, a career of thirty..

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 18 February 2017

“Alternative Facts” of American Opera

Two nights in a row at the Metropolitan Opera in New York is as self indulgent as ordering a Sundae..

By Gerald Malone

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The tale of the Cuban health minister: recycled bandages and a Toyota hire car

The Cuban Health Minister who, until then, had confined herself to boring “blah blah” statistics, suddenly said something arresting: “So,..

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 22 July 2016

A moderate defence of Donald Trump

Cleveland It’s been quite a week. Here’s a brief impression of the outcome of the Convention and the impossible Mr..

By Gerald Malone