When New York’s Metropolitan Opera decided to stage a new production of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle, their first in over 20 years, Director Susan Froemke was there to capture every twist and […]
Given the current financial unrest in Europe, perennial favourite The Merry Widow is perhaps more topical than ever.
Director Simon Phillips and team redefine the boundaries of music theatre in this gripping, moving and ultimately uplifting new musical.
No longer a Ring virgin, I am now a fully qualified Lord of the Ring after sitting through all 19 or so hours of the Met’s epic, and somewhat controversial, new Ring […]
Megan Hilty from Smash on stage in a Marilyn Monroe role. Now why didn’t I think of that?
Avoiding the potential melodrama of a male love triangle, the Met’s rarely seen production of Billy Budd maintains a grave integrity and a compassion for its characters.
We used to call them “those shows without songs,” but this year’s plays have plenty of songs and music. In fact, two plays took Tony nominations for Best Score, a category that […]
In a style that could almost be described as film noir, The Makropulos Case is a rare entry in the opera thriller genre.
Newcomer Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) is a perfect fit in this frenetic, modern update of Stephen Schwartz’s time-honoured classic.
The classic folk opera Porgy and Bess shimmers to life in this truncated, but lovingly staged, adaptation.