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Beauty and evil: Wagner’s Meistersinger and the Goethe Oak phenomenon

Last week, I went to see Tom Stoppard’s Travesties (currently on at The Apollo, starring Tom Hollander – go see it!). Set predominantly in 1917, its central protagonist, Henry Carr (Hollander) is a Wodehousian character for whom Gilbert & Sullivan’s … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like ENO?

There are very few companies I’d be genuinely sorry to see go out of business. In fact, if I exclude sadness caused by disruption to my life – my bank or my employer going bust tomorrow would, I admit, be … Continue reading

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Is this ENO’s swan song?

I went to see The Mastersingers of Nuremberg at English National Opera on Saturday. There are six more performances. You MUST go see it. I don’t care whether you like Wagner, or even opera – just go and see it. … Continue reading

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