Emma Rice was never as radical as she thought she was

26 October 2016 13:32

Towards the end of Emma Rice’s recent production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the mechanicals decides to give…

Expecting opera critics to be uniformly kind to singers defeats the point of their existence

23 May 2014 10:32

Should fat be an issue in opera? Are our opera critics overgrown schoolboys with a body fixation? To judge from reports and…