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June 16, 2024

The Barber of Seville (Lucas Elkin reviews)

The Barber of Seville Opera Holland Park Performance date: 13 June 2024 Star rating: 4 An unseasonably gusty, chilly...
June 12, 2024

The Sorcerer (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Sorcerer WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan Charles Court Opera Company Wiltons Music Hall  Star rating: 4 I’m...
June 9, 2024

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 09 June, Royal Festival Hall (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko, Alexander Malofeev Royal Festival Hall 09 June 2024 Alexander Malofeev is 22 but could...
June 7, 2024

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 06 June 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra St Giles Church, Cripplegate 06 June 2024 The opening concert in the 2024 Summer Music in...
June 3, 2024

Philharmonia 02 June 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Philharmonia Isabelle Faust/Philippe Herreweghe Royal Festival Hall 02 June 2024 Of course I’m warmly committed to promoting the excellent...
May 21, 2024

Misha Kaploukhii (Susan Elkin review)

Misha Kaploukhii: piano recital Corn exchange, Newbury 20 May 2024 Part of the Newbury Spring Festival, this Corn Exchange...

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June 19, 2024

Susan’s Bookshelves: Mozart in Italy by Jane Glover

I knew just two things about Mozart’s travels in Italy: First, that he was commissioned to write an opera...
June 18, 2024

The Caretaker (Susan Elkin reviews)

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June 14, 2024

The Valentine Letters (Susan Elkin reviews)

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Giffords Circus Avalon 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Giffords Circus Avalon 2024 Directed by Cal McCrystal Chiswick House Gardens Star rating: 2.5   It’s a very long...
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The Barber of Seville (Lucas Elkin reviews)

The Barber of Seville Opera Holland Park Performance date: 13 June 2024 Star rating: 4 An unseasonably gusty, chilly...