Barbican Theatre, London
© Hugo Glendinning
To attempt to put on stage the events of 9/11 you might feel, is an act either of supreme folly or chutzpah. In the event it turns out to be neither in this ENO-Barbican co-commission, composer, Tansy Davies, director Deborah Warner with a libretto from writer and poet Nick Drake. Continue reading
The Gospel According to The Other Mary (London Coliseum, English National Opera)
Every art form has its conventions, none more so than opera. In order to understand what is before you, there is some intense reading to be done first, particularly when the subject under consideration is the world premiere of a new work by composer John Adams and director, Peter Sellars whose past collaborations have included Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer whose revival recently in New York sparked a furore of anti-semitic protest.