Wexford Festival 2013

At this year’s Wexford Festival — the 62nd operatic gathering in this small south-eastern Irish town – the trio of operas on show present many a wretched battle between duty and desire.

Florilegium, Wigmore Hall

At the heart of this Wigmore Hall recital were two sacred vocal works for solo countertenor and small instrumental forces, recently recorded by Florilegium and Robin Blaze to considerable critical acclaim: J.S. Bach’s cantata ‘Vergn¸gte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust’ and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s ‘Salve Regina’.

Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress, An Opera to be Reckoned With


Old gods awaken


breaking baden


Soaring Into San Francisco: Greer Grimsley as The Flying Dutchman


21 Reasons You Should Book for An Evening With Stuart Skelton & Friends in Celebration of ENO


Of chaste divas and broken legato


Grumbles over Scala’s New MD Designate, Mutiny on the High Cs


Der Fliegende Holl‰nder in San Francisco

Train wrecks are fascinating events, huge forces collide, brutal destruction results. Investigators rush to the scene to explain how and why it happened.