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He is a former television critic of The Times, and since 2010 he has been..
Luisa Miller, English National Opera It gives me no pleasure to report that English National Opera, which last year produced a record ..read more
Bach Choir/OAE/David Hill,  Royal Festival Hall, London The Southbank Centre may no longer be London’s principal haven for classical ..read more
Claron McFadden/Alexander Melnikov,  Wigmore Hall, London On comes Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov, looking questioning and quizzical ..read more
Otello,  Royal Opera House While English National Opera, under its current leadership, produces nothing but flops, the Royal Opera ..read more
Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera House, London While ENO produces one turkey after another, Covent Garden continues to fly the flag. It has ..read more
Angela Hewitt, Wigmore hall Angela Hewitt’s stamina is impressive. Over the past four years her Bach Odyssey has taken her round the ..read more
The Silver Lake/The Seraglio English Touring Opera Year after year, English Touring Opera’s resourceful director Ed Conway turns up ..read more
Orpheus and Eurydice, ENO The most unforgettable stage debut I ever saw was on the evening of 11 September 2001. I was at the Coliseum, ..read more
Akram Khan’s Giselle, Sadler’s Wells Giselle, which took Paris by storm in 1841 and did the same in another incarnation in St ..read more
The Intelligence Park, Linbury Theatre, London  The new-music glitterati have gathered, and the claque are in full voice for Nigel ..read more

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