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July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 15 (Susan Elkin reviews)

When you’re old enough to remember seeing Sir Adrian Boult and Otto Klemperer live it’s really quite exciting to see a conductor...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 9 (Susan Elkin reviews)

As soon as the 2018 Proms Youth Choir sang the first vibrant note of Eriks Esenvalds’s unaccompanied setting of Longfellow’s sonnet “A...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ariadne auf Naxos (Susan Elkin reviews)

Antony McDonald, director of this production, puts a modern, mildly feminist spin on Richard Strauss’s opera-within-an-opera and it responds rather well. The...

July 17, 2018 Susan Elkin

Isabeau (Susan Elkin reviews)

Investec Holland Park Isabeau is a strange, rather clunky piece and it was completely new to me. Think Spamalotmeets The Merchant of Venice with a seasoning...

July 17, 2018 Susan Elkin

Cosi fan tutte (Susan Elkin reviews)

Dulwich Opera Company This rather elegant, intelligent Cosi is a good example of what can be achieved with six singers, a pianist...

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