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1st March 2014
by harryfiddler

Dancing to Opera

I’ve seen two operas in the last week: Sydney Symphony Orchestra performed Richard Strauss’s Elektra, in semi-staged concert, while Opera Australia gave us Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, fully-staged. There was some glorious music-making in both, but what got me thinking was the use … Continue reading

30th May 2012
by harryfiddler

How to kill music performance stone dead

Just read Richard Dare’s great piece in the Huff Post, ‘The Awfulness of Classical Music Concerts’. Oh yes. Oh yes indeed. Never have I seen it demonstrated so clearly as at the concert I went to on Monday night. The … Continue reading