Gerald Malone

Reaction Contributor

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Eight Songs for a Mad King review - an opera recommendation for Donald Trump

Eight Songs for a Mad King, the musical monologue about King George III by composer, the late Sir Peter Maxwell …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Die Frau ohne Schatten review: an adaptation worthy of operatic treatment

Annilese Miskimmon, the no-nonsense artistic director of the English National Opera (ENO), hit the nail on the head when she …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 9 January 2021

English Touring Opera review - opera so bleak reality seems like bliss

Depressed by another coronavirus lockdown? Behind the curve in the queue for the vaccine? Stuck in Category 17, with a …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Il viaggio a Reims review - Rossini at his satirical best

The coronation of Charles X of France in 1825 was choreographed meticulously. It set the seal of legitimacy on the …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Rufus Wainwright's unexpected Opera success: Prima Donna on Operavision

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright’s career path to opera composer is hardly conventional. Pop star, songwriter, crystal meth addict, party partner (2 …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Opera review: The Ives Project – New Camerata Opera

“You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance.” So said …

By Gerald Malone

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

The Trump Tally: the President’s achievements in office outweigh his deep personal flaws

“If you were entitled to vote in the American election, who would you vote for?”, came the question. “Donald Trump”, …

By Gerald Malone

Saturday, 31 October 2020

The Met bounces back with a ground-breaking 21/22 Season

“You’re wearing a jacket and tie this time.” I was tail-tweaking Peter Gelb, General Manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, …

By Gerald Malone