Author Archives: Paul Carey Jones

About Paul Carey Jones

Paul Carey Jones is a Welsh opera singer. He should be writing about the current state of the classical music business but might well digress into science, politics, football or cheese. You can contact him via comments here or at: paulcareyjones@gmail.com

Waiting for Thanos

This whole thing is a hideous, planetary-wide Kobyashi Maru test. There is no right answer, no winning outcome. Merely a card deck of atrocities to be dealt out. Continue reading

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Trigger’s Missing Brooms

What’s it like being a singer? A lot of it is impossible to explain. If you happen to be reading this on crowded public transport, in a state of mild paranoia about contracting COVID-19, bear in mind that this is … Continue reading

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Why Tosca Dies

“…it feels like a bleakly amoral story, with an almost nihilistically hopeless conclusion.” Continue reading

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Summer opera? Pray for rain.

You shouldn’t get too downhearted if the weather is gloomy – you might well end up getting better singing as a result. Continue reading

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Home Truths

We’re turning what was the most working-class field in classical music into a rich kid’s pastime, and no-one seems to be lifting a finger to change that.

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Death of the Hero

We’re not used to stories about failure, and they’re hard for us to understand. Continue reading

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What Wotan Wants

“It seems hard to sneak a look at God’s cards. But that He plays dice is something that I cannot believe for a single moment.” Continue reading

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