Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog. Music and writing in London, UK.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Silver Birch: sneak preview
Here's Garsington's introduction to Silver Birch, with director Karen Gillingham, conductor Douglas Boyd and choreographer Natasha ...
Friday, July 21, 2017
Pride and prejudices: Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice, WNO, ROH
'In sooth, I know not why I am so sad...' Antonio goes to the shrink. All photos by Johan Persson, courtesy of WNO When I was...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"Siegfried Sassoon was my great-uncle"
Baritone Bradley Travis in rehearsal as Siegfried Sassoon What are the chances of this? You turn up to an adult community chorus works...
Monday, July 17, 2017
Barenboim for Prime Minister
Barenboim raises a hand with his Berlin Staatskapelle. (Photo: bbc.co.uk) Three days into the Proms and it's already clear that the...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Silver Birch: 2 weeks to go
SILVER BIRCH IS SOLD OUT! The first night is two weeks from today, up at Garsington Opera, Wormsley, near High Wycombe. Keep trying for ret...
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