Tag Archives: Barrie Kosky

Plums and turkeys: a musical voyage around 2016

Most people I know cannot wait to see the back of 2016. But in the year in which Brexit, Trump and the Grim Reaper were the big winners, I admit to having had a terrific twelve months. A whirl of … Continue reading

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Old wine, new bottles: vintage season unveiled at the ROH

Recently, I’ve enviously devoured new season announcements flooding in from various opera companies around the globe. Adding events to Bachtrack keeps me abreast of all the wonderful things in store. In February, the Opéra de Paris unveiled a seriously tempting … Continue reading

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Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

Handel: Saul **** Glyndebourne on Tour, 27th October 2015 I admit to having been one of the doubters. When the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival programme was announced, my eyebrows drifted heavenward at the inclusion of Handel’s Saul. Why stage an oratorio when … Continue reading

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A tale of three Hoffmanns: Kosky’s Komische Oper production a triumph

Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann **** Komische Oper, Berlin, 7th October 2015 Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann must be a gift to stage. Based on three of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s disturbing tales, the opera allows plenty of scope for inventive directors – or possibly … Continue reading

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