BBC Symphony Orchestra: A Sea Symphony

BBC Symphony Orchestra: A Sea Symphony

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is reasonably shipshape as we launch into the Proms Season with itself leading the fleet of BBC ensembles and other national and international ensembles. At the end of May, we cruised through a programme of British twentieth century works...
The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Jonathan Eyers as Figaro and Joseph Doody as The Count. Photo by Bill Knight. Wilton’s Music Hall, Whitechapel, London  Charles Court Opera’s production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville is a hilarious delight from beginning to end. The venue is the utterly charming...
Turning the Screw

Turning the Screw

King’s Head, Islington Picture: Gary Tushaw as Benjamin Britten and Liam Watson as David Hemmings. Photo Polly Hancock Jealousy and obsession are the themes of Kevin Kelly’s new play about the composer Benjamin Britten and his relationship with his muses. The drama...