The English National Opera’s 2012-13 season is exciting and fresh but Rupert Christiansen questions how much actually showcases the best of home music.
When is a full, professional staging not a full, professional staging?
Playing ‘artificial and gushing tunes’.
Four-year term begins from 2013-14 season.
First Decca disc to be complete set of the Beethoven sonatas.
Conductor unable to resume concert.
One work was pre-eminent in this rewarding programme of Bach arias and orchestral pieces spiritedly performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Steven Devine.
The singer hopes to return to the stage in June.
(Written on April 27, 2012 )