Friday, 7 December 2018

A miraculous Puccini cornucopia at the Met

“Buy one, get one free”! “BOGOF” – a marketing strategy now condemned by the environmentally overwrought – is a compelling..

By Gerald Malone


Friday, 30 November 2018

Chorus of approval: Meet the maestro of the Met

At the end of almost every Met Opera curtain call a slight, unassuming, dapper, bespectacled, grey suited, white-haired gentleman appears...

By Gerald Malone


Friday, 23 November 2018

The devil is in the detail

I wonder if Arrigo Boito was a fan of Schopenhauer? Yes, I hear you say, “I’ve often wondered that, too…..

By Gerald Malone


Monday, 19 November 2018

Spare us these useless Tory plotters and their week of the slow letters

My Private Secretary burst through my office door, abandoning the usual courtesies, but remembering to open it, and panted breathlessly..

By Gerald Malone


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

A Democrat majority in the House suits Trump just fine

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By Gerald Malone


Friday, 2 November 2018

Wexford opera festival: operas of the past performed by stars of the future

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By Gerald Malone


Thursday, 25 October 2018

The US Midterms: Democrats have made an easy win too close to call

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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