Category Archives: Opera

Playing God

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth Continue reading

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Who Will Back British Opera?

Why I hate Peter Grimes. But you, and the rest of the world, shouldn’t. Continue reading

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Performative Hypocrisy: Classical Music and the War in Ukraine

Is the classical music industry all of a sudden truly serious about its desire for politically engaged artists? Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: Breakthrough

Labour’s new commitment on EU visas: mere hot air, or a viable way forward? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 28: Learning to Live With The Virus

Boris Johnson fiddles while Britain’s theatres smoulder ominously. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 27: Not Just Cricket

Opera and sport face up to similar challenges – and for the same fundamental reason. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 26: Counting the Cost

What was the typical financial impact of lockdown on a freelance performing artist? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 25: Levelling Down

Deep down, is 21st-Century Britain actually fairly comfortable with the idea that the performing arts should be just a rich kid’s hobby? Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: Endgame

What would you call it if everyone had a Musician’s Passport? Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: The Evil Empire

A warm welcome to Global Britain. Continue reading

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