Entries by Paul Guest from 02/2012

London Limelight/100 Club; Der Rosenkavalier/ENO; Dream Hunter/Wilton's Music Hall - Review

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Huffington Post

London Limelight is the oldest of all of these classical clubbing ventures and has the unique setting of the world famous 100 Club in Soho: Quartets a...

A Neapolitan Affair: Christophe Rousset and Cimarosa

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Christophe Rousset, born in 1961, is one of the worlds leading baroque conductors. Growing up in Aix-en-Provence he realised his talent as a harpsic...

The Tales of Hoffman/ENO; La Boheme/Silent Opera - review

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Huffington Post

Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman is a strange opera - It is, basically, a giant anti-climax. Richard Jones' new production of the opera is fantastical yet uneven and given the Monty Python treatment; guided by Hoffman's muse we are taken to four worlds to meet the four women Hoffman has ever loved, one a reality and the others stories.

The Future of Opera is in Your Hands...

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Huffington Post

Opera can a difficult art at the best of times not least in its composition: But one question must constantly occur: Will the audience like it?

Thoughts on Interpretation

| Posted 02.18.2012 | Huffington Post

An interpretation is an explanation of the meaning of another's artistic or creative work: an elucidation: An interpretation of Mahler's 2nd Symphony, for example.

The Prima Donna

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Huffington Post

I turn now to the beginning of time as we know it: The creation of opera, where some great art rose from the ashes of the desolate earth and, from this glorified art form, came the great opera singer: figures of tremendous glamour, worshipped by an adoring public looking for inspiration and role models - these people were the celebrities of their time.

Happy Birthday Rossini

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Huffington Post

Giovacchino Antonio Rossini was born in Pesaro on 29 February 1792. Nicknamed "The Italian Mozart" Rossini was best known for his operatic compositions and extensive vocal repertoire.

Opera Workshops From the Co. Opera Co.

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Huffington Post

Learning from those who have 'been there and done that' is sometimes the way of educating yourself and also the best way of gaining advice on skill, technique, improvement and the future.