Sunday, March 7, 2021
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    Historical Opera: A Primer

    The ancient Greeks were so moved by music that in their mythological conception, the father of songs, Orpheus, could move even the rocks. In less fanciful...

    Review: Don Giovanni

    Premiered in 1787 in Prague and in the Habsburg court in Vienna, Mozart’s Don Giovanni offered a biting social comedy. Breathing new life into...

    Review: Oxford Contemporary Opera Festival

    Clementine Scott is impressed by the Oxford Contemporary Opera Festival at Saint Hilda's.

    Everyone’s a Critic

    Readers don’t want to read an essay. If they did, they would be scouring SOLO instead of flicking through a newspaper. The majority simply want to know if buying a ticket translates into a fun evening out.

    W. G. Still: The Forgotten American Tchaikovsky

    At one point America's most successful symphonist, lauded for his ode to forgotten black soldiers, few today have heard of W. G. Still. According to The Cambridge History of American Music, “No composer plummeted from authentic prominence to an eclipse more total than endured by William Grant Still.”
    Iestyn Davies sits in front of a grey wall

    Interview: renowned opera singer Iestyn Davies

    Cambridge, choirs, colleges and everything else
    Poster for Eugene Onegin

    Review: Eugene Onegin at St John’s College Auditorium

    The People's Opera's production of Eugene Onegin is a great achievement against the odds

    Behind the curtain of opera’s accessibility crisis

    Josh Taylor explores opera's apparent lack of appeal
    A scene from Silent Night. A group of World War I soldiers sit in various positions and cheer on a soldier in the centre who has a hand raised and is singing.

    Silent Night Review – ‘a story very relevant to our time’

    The multilingual reimagining of the Christmas Truce at Leeds Town Hall feels particularly timely

    The Corridor review – ‘a serious spectacle of operatic drama’

    Isaac Pockney is spellbound by an opera that puts a fresh twist on a classic tale