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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 25, 2018 Susan Elkin

Forgetting and Remembering

The Alzheimer’s Society logo is based on a forget-me-not and how very apt that is. It’s all too easy to shut Alzheimer’s...

July 18, 2018 Susan Elkin

73 and better looking than last week

Sometimes things go well. Good. My Loved One deserves a bit of luck occasionally. Hooking up with Ms Alzheimer’s when he was...

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...

July 11, 2018 Susan Elkin

The wrong end of the stick

When someone can process only part of what is said, normal conversation becomes impossible. The sort of casual remarks which human beings...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

O! Let me not be mad

One of the hardest things I now have to deal with is My Loved One’s delusions – yet another thing which people...

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