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September 7, 2019 Susan Elkin

Prom 51 (Susan Elkin reviews)

This production of Mozart’s last opera Die Zauberflote is characterised by fine orchestral work, much impeccable singing –  and a great deal of directorial...

September 7, 2019 Susan Elkin

Prom 40 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Well, it’s a very pretty piano: a fine example of high Victorian bling. It’s just a pity that Queen Victoria’s piano, on...

September 7, 2019 Susan Elkin

Prom 34 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Unexpectedly, the high spot in this initially populist concert was the Lutoslawski concerto for orchestra (1954) with which it ended. Full of...

September 7, 2019 Susan Elkin

Cilea: L’arlesiana (Susan Elkin reviews)

Opera Holland Park Education is a progressive realisation of our own ignorance, as Einstein said. The same applies to classical music and...

September 7, 2019 Susan Elkin

A Fool’s Paradise and The Happy Princess

Garsington Opera at Wormsley The Happy Princess by Paul Fincham and Jessica Duchen, loosely based on an Oscar Wilde story, is a mini-masterpiece....

July 31, 2019 Susan Elkin

Prom 9 (Susan Elkin reviews)

The evening began with a crisp but warm account of Till Eulenspiegel. There’s something about the acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall and the...

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