MUSIC ARTICLES

 

UNREALIZED POTENTIAL

MASCAGNI'S OTHER OPERAS

OPERA Magazine - October 2015


THE MASSENET QUESTIONNAIRE

MASSENET AUJOURD'HUI: HÉRITAGE ET POSTÉRITÉ - 2014


WISH I'D BEEN THERE

BEIJING, CIRCA 1778

OPERA Magazine - December 2012  


MASCAGNI'S ZANETTO

Holland Park Opera - Programme Note 2011


ZANDONAI IN CONTEXT

THE LAST PROFESSIONAL ITALIAN OPERA COMPOSER

Holland Park Opera - Programme Note 2010


A VELVET REVOLUTION 

INTRODUCTION TO DEBUSSY'S PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

Holland Park Opera - Programme Note 2010


ART? ENTERTAINMENT? WHAT ABOUT CRAFT?

THE 21st CENTURY OPERA PROBLEM AND WORKSHOPPING

OPERA Magazine 60th Birthday Issue - February 2010


REVEALING TCHAIKOVSKY

Introduction to the REVEALING TCHAIKOVSKY Festival at London's South Bank - November 2008


IOLANTA - TCHAIKOVSKY'S THEATRICAL SWAN-SONG

for the REVEALING TCHAIKOVSKY Festival at London's South Bank - November 2008



THOROUGHLY MODERN TCHAIKOVSKY

2008 Glyndebourne Programme


A VERY COOL COMPOSER

A REASSESSMENT OF RIMSKY-KORSAKOV'S OPERAS IN HIS CENTENARY YEAR

OPERA Magazine - January 2008


IF I CAME BACK

AS THE MOOR OF KHALIFAT

OPERA Magazine - July 2007


A SPECIAL ALCHEMY

MONTEMEZZI'S GREATEST OPERATIC HIT

OPERA Magazine - July 2007


SPINNING A NEW YARN

KNITTING THE ODYSSEY

OPERA Magazine - October 2006


A COMPULSIVE NARRATOR

THE OPERAS OF JUDITH WEIR

OPERA Magazine - June 2006


DOOMED LOVERS

RACHMANINOV'S FRANCESCA DA RIMINI

Programme note for EIGHT LITTLE GREATS, Opera North - 2004