Derek Malcolm, 1932-2023

Derek Malcolm, 1932-2023

“A legend of a film critic, a great friend to many of us: we will never forget your intellectual verve, your affection, your humour and your twinkling eyes.” By Rita Di Santo It is not easy to write about Derek Malcolm, who has sadly died at age 91. He was a friend of...
Semblance and reflection

Semblance and reflection

By Corinna Lotz Retroactive: Drawing and Painting Retrospective is at the Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, SE1 8TJ until 30 June. Felix and Spear are exhibiting Clossicks’ paintings along with Auerbach, Kossoff and Uglo etchings at 71 St Mary’s Road, W5 5RG until 6...
Services to the Arts

Services to the Arts

Recipients of the Critics’ Circle Annual Award 1988 – Sir Peter Hall 1989 – Dame Ninette de Valois 1990 – Sir Michael Tippett 1991 – Sir David Lean 1992 – Sir John Mills 1993 – Sir Peter Ustinov 1994 – Sir John Drummond 1995 – Sir Peter Wright 1996 – Richard...
Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera

Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera

Dubious Caesar Tom Sutcliffe Julius Caesar in Egypt is probably Handel’s most popular and approachable opera. Its story is very similar to Bernard Shaw’s play Caesar and Cleopatra. But it is the brilliance and memorable quality of so many of its arias that make it so...
Les vêpres siciliennes, Royal Opera House

Les vêpres siciliennes, Royal Opera House

Hard Going Tom Sutcliffe The first production by Stefan Herheim that I saw (and liked) was his Giulio Cesare in Oslo before the extravagant new opera house was built there. Herheim is Norwegian but his successful career as a director has been mainly in Germany, and he...