Gerald Malone

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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Lost in the desert with Schönberg's Moses und Aron

At curtain up there is silence. Lines from Beckett’s Waiting for Godot flicker on a backstage screen. We are clearly being told …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Skating on thin ice at Garsington Opera

It’s June. The sun is out – sometimes. Champagne should be bubbling over as the sweating, overdressed British stalk the …

By Gerald Malone

Monday, 15 June 2020

Rebooted Republican convention gives Trump a chance to boost his troubled campaign

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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Why Trump will win in November

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Saturday, 30 May 2020

Lost Classic - Franz Schreker's Der Schmied von Gent

Franz Schreker? Neither had I. Heard of him, that is. Admit it. You hadn’t either. What? You’ve got a comprehensive …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Remembering Sir Peter Jonas - opera's enfant terrible

Flamboyant opera rebel, Sir Peter Jonas, has died at the age of 73. As Director of English National Opera from …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 8 May 2020

Music for a new Elizabethan age - Britten's Gloriana

“Clap, damn you, clap”! Benjamin Britten, enraged, leaned out of his box at Covent Garden and railed at the lukewarm …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Remembering Jennifer Bate, the organist who brought Messiaen's world of colour to life

Jennifer Lucy Bate, celebrated organist and Olivier Messiaen’s most trusted interpreter of his complex oeuvres for the instrument, has died …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Shakespeare on crack at the Wexford Festival Opera this October

Much ado about Shakespeare – that just about sums up the Wexford Festival Opera 2020 programme. Huzzah! General Booking, that …

By Gerald Malone