Gerald Malone

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Saturday, 12 October 2019

Brilliant casting unlocks the plot of Massenet's Manon at the Met

The key to Jules Massenet’s opera Manon – first performed at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, in 1884 – is the portrayal …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 4 October 2019

No libretto is safe from politically correct buffoons

Knickers in Philadelphia were missing. AWOL. Not a shred. Potential disaster. In Sergei Prokofiev’s 1918 opera, The Love for Three Oranges, …

By Gerald Malone

Sunday, 29 September 2019

George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Met - a defining performance

A defining Gala performance of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess kicked off New York Metropolitan Opera Company’s Season at the …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 20 September 2019

Greta Thunberg? Not a patch on child prodigy Alma Deutscher

Hate pushy kids? Same here. It’s Tuesday evening. I’m heading to a concert in Soho, Manhattan. My phone chirrups a …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 13 September 2019

Feeling blue at Glimmerglass opera festival

“Glimmerglass”. The name of the opera festival held annually in Otsego county, upstate New York, near Cooperstown, sounds a siren …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 16 August 2019

Review - Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery

Until I visited the National Portrait Gallery’s “Cindy Sherman” exhibition – it runs until 15th September – I had been …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 2 August 2019

Review - Mozart's abandoned opera L'Oca del Cairo

I am dozing on a sun lounger; under a Carob tree; in the Algarve; overlooking the Ria Formosa Natural Park …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 5 July 2019

Christopher Tin - so much more than a crossover composer

This is about a Carnegie Hall concert featuring Christopher Tin, the 43-year-old Californian, British educated composer with a Grammy award …

By Gerald Malone

Friday, 21 June 2019

Nevill Holt Opera - a glimpse of an era past

David Ross, the mobile mogul who built his Carphone Warehouse empire in the “loadsamoney” era of the nineties, has revealed …

By Gerald Malone