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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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Brexit for Musicians: The Evil Empire

A warm welcome to Global Britain. Continue reading

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Giving It Away: Classical Music in Lockdown and other fairytales

On sale today: The Book of the Blog Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 19: No Longer Viable

Freelance artists left to contemplate their own extinction. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 13: The Death of British Opera

It’s the perfect storm. And any British opera singer who survives it deserves every reward they get. 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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Wagner: Don’t bump into the furniture

er-Z-o-G- ich euch -K-ühn, -Z-um -K-ampfe -Z-u -Z-ieh’n, -SCH-u-F- ich die -H-e-R–Z-en euch -H-a-R–T- und -SCH-a-R–F-, dass ihr -W-ilde-N- -N-u-N- -W-ei-N-T u-N-D- -GR-ei-N-T, we-NN- -M-ei-N- -GR-i-MM- eine -TR-eulose s-TR-af-T-? Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: should I be marking?

I can’t imagine that a marathon runner would prepare for a race by running two marathons the day before. Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: should I be online?

“Social media in general is a long piece of rope with which some people will not be able to resist hanging themselves.” Continue reading

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