NI Opera’s staging of Puccini’s “Turandot”: set in a kind despotic oriental factory, it benefits from striking designs by Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler

God knows what Gerald Barry might come up with if he were ever given a chance to design a fairground ride. There’s a fair chance he might want to desi(...)

Mezzo soprano Sharon Carty: firm in tone, expressively to the point, and with an almost instrumental sureness of delivery

The musical year has its ups and downs in terms of how busy things are. January is quiet, February busy, March calmer. Festivals peak over the summ(...)

Benjamin Grosvenor displayed  admirable technical discipline, before  metamorphosing into the persona of an old-style relaxed sensualist and showman

Life isn’t always simple when you tell the truth. As a student, I gave a straight answer in a viva voce to a question about my favourite compos(...)