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Criticising the critics 7: can we fit another adverb in Klinghoffer?

Unusually, since he’s a thoughtful and knowledgeable writer and a good colleague, I disagree with almost every sentence and sentiment in Barry Millington’s ES review of The Death of Klinghoffer. We might as well have been watching different shows that night. Still, that’s his view and he’s entitled to it. What he’s less entitled to [...]
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Robert le Diable at the ROH

Music / Classical : Iron Tongue of Midnight (2 years ago)

The Royal Opera House has revived Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable, a work that hadn't been performed in that storied theater in 122 years. (The Met hasn't staged it since 1884!) Critical reaction has been mixed: Barry Millington, Londo... Read Post

John Adams on 'Klinghoffer' in London & NY

Music / Classical : Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog (3 years ago)

My goodness, the folks at ENO and the Met are brave. They're staging a co-production of John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, directed by Tom Morris (of War Horse fame). ENO will give seven performances, opening on 25 February. It ... Read Post

Director Sergio Morabito talks about THAT PRODUCTION of Rusalka

Music / Classical : Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog (2 years ago)

The Wieler-Morabito production of Rusalka at Covent Garden has proved a lot more controversial in terms of critical response than The Death of Klinghoffer at ENO. Some critics, including my Independent colleague Ed Seckerson, have g... Read Post

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