Friday, 28 September 2018

This year's Met Opera Ring Cycle must stay true to Wagner's mighty vision

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By Gerald Malone

Friday, 31 August 2018

Take a trip to Wexford, Ireland’s unlikely opera Mecca

“Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman) is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Wexford, an agricultural trading centre, lies on the south side..

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 22 June 2018

Theatre Review: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Spoleto Festival

“And I would walk 500 miles” boasted The Proclaimers, Scotland’s pro-independence hard nut, Celtic-rock-stomping Reid twins of the late 80’s...

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 11 May 2018

Impressionist opera: a review of Massenet's Cendrillon at the Met

New York Metropolitan Opera’s first time production of Massenet’s Cendrillon (“Cinderella” for those of us more familiar with the brothers..

By Gerald Malone

Monday, 18 December 2017

Reaction review: Girls of the Golden West go critical

John Adams’ new oeuvre, Girls of the Golden West does for California romantic gold rush mythology what his earlier opera,..

By Gerald Malone

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