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

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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Why Siegmund?

‘Something must be done. This is something. Therefore we must do it.’ Continue reading

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And don’t bump into the furniture

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