The National Gallery, and other ways to kill time before going to the theatre: Rosemary Waugh reviews Mary Skeaping’s Giselle.
Not telling stories: Rosemary Waugh reviews an update of Bizet’s Carmen set in a refugee camp.
Gold medal standard: Anna Winter reviews the Shanghai Ballet’s performance of an 8th century poem.
“There were three of us in this marriage….” Anna Winter reviews The Australian Ballet’s version of Swan Lake inspired by a certain royal love triangle.
“The King of Kings and the King of Vegas”: Amelia Forsbrook reviews the ENO’s performance of Janáček’s opera.
“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.
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.
A review in verse.
An odd coupling.
To be cradled at the heart of life’s contradictions.
Violetta meets Jessie J.
No more hyper-idealised orientalism.
Terry Gilliam directs for the ENO.