Gerald Malone

Reaction Contributor

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

Friday, 22 July 2016

A moderate defence of Donald Trump

Cleveland It’s been quite a week. Here’s a brief impression of the outcome of the Convention and the impossible Mr …

By Gerald Malone