Anything and everything these days seems ripe for musicalisation. After all, didn’t Stephen Sondheim turn the serial killer that was Sweeney Todd into arguably his finest musical? So now we have Titanic.
Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice could not be more different to the commonly associated Visconti film or Mahler music he attached to it.
Carrie Cracknell updates this 1925 German opera to modern Britain and it is a triumph.
Why has Jonathan Miller’s 25 year old production of Rossini’s masterpiece survived so well? Billed as a cross between commedia dell arte and Whitehall farce, it surely lives up to this description.
Gaetano Donizetti’s 1832 comic opera is compressed into an exquisite pocket version in a new adaptation by Valentina Ceschi with a witty set by Kate Lane.
David McVicar’s brilliant production of Medea fights hard to combat the undramatic quality of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s formal musical composition.
This is high octane socialist theatre from Scotland which marries feminism, multiculturalism and aims a fist in the eye of the UK Border Police.
It’s Plumtime Plum Busby Return on Friday 14th September
Leah Fritz talks to Fiona Sampson about being a concert violinist, a poet, an editor and more … and about trying to “get it right” in everything
As I watched Youn Sun Nah, a Jazz singer originally from South Korea, conducting a master class, along with the Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius in Marciac I was struck by her lack of pretension and openness, as was her audience, who clearly loved every minute of her presentation.
Roald Dahl’s 1988 book Matilda is a dark romp that charts a small girl’s triumph over unloving, cruel parents and a terrifying headmistress by means of some rather extraordinary psychokinetic powers that make the little Matilda Wormwood of the title an exceptional young girl.
T&T recording artist Stephanie V.C Philips is launching her Carnival 2k12 songs. Stephanie’s two releases for 2k12 are “I want to Zouke” and “Bam Bam”.