“A cartoon samurai from the 80s, inexplicably crossed with a teletubby”: Andrew Haydon reviews the ENO’s staging of Wagner that is somewhat marred by costume and set design choices.
“There is a violence at the heart of this opera,” Maddy Costa reviews The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Ramin Gray.
Amelia Forsbrook discovers a religious revolutionary with a choir boy’s sweetness.
Sapphic skirt pawing and neat duets make the women the stars of this ENO performance.
“Is this some kind of cult?” Tim Bano encounters an intriguing promenade opera by Emily Hall, set in the corridors of London’s Corinthia Hotel.
A review in verse.
An excess of tragic irony.
The brothers Grimm in bowler hats.
To be cradled at the heart of life’s contradictions.
Violetta meets Jessie J.
Why, in the name of Zeus?
Wheels within wheels.
International and historical vertigo.