Philip Mercier, Portrait of Handel, c.1730

Opera & Classical Music news (Jan 25 –…

I'm behind with last week's opera and classical music news update. It has been a crazy few weeks, and I managed to release the theatre news bulletins here. A lot has happened since, so stay…

From The Stage's Special Report of Harassment in Theatre

Theatre news (Jan 25 – Feb 5 2018)…

Within the last two weeks 2018 has come into full swing. There's been so many news bulletins from the opera, theatre and the classical music world that I've decided to break down the theatre news…

Likes and followers on Social Media. Does it…

Featured on Linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/likes-followers-social-media-does-really-matter-mary-grace-nguyen (Word count: 678) (Reading time : 2 minutes) The number of likes and followers you make on social media may make you seem popular, but does that really mean you’re getting genuine…

The Culture of bullying at the theatre work…

The hashtags #Metoo and #TimesUp originate from the rise of sexual allegations and harassment cases revealed within the wider theatre, film and entertainment industries since the latter part of 2018. After media outlets announced the sexual allegations claims…

Gerald Finley as Scarpia and the ROH Chorus, Tosca 2018, (C) Catherine Ashmore

January 8 – 23 2018: Riots of L.A.,…

Welcome! Here’s a roundup of news, posts, bits and pieces I’ve been sharing on Social Media from the second week of January.  That includes Bridge Theatre's PR email blunders, Devoted and Disgruntled's 13th event, and…

January 1 – 7 2018: Golden Globes, #Times…

Welcome! Here's a roundup of news, posts, bits and pieces I've been sharing on Social Media since Day 1 of 2018. THEATRE: The Globe has announced that they will be showing a new production of…

A Limitless card for Theatre

If you read my last post Reflecting on 2017, then you’ll know I saw the following in 2017 — 19 operas, 26 theatre shows, eight classical music concerts and seven dance shows. In a similar way,…

For my birthday I celebrated by visiting Rome for the first time. Behind my sloppy ice cream is the Vatican.

Reflecting on 2017

Are you feeling as reflective about 2017 as everyone else on social media? Perhaps. I took the opportunity to go through some old posts I wrote back in 2015 where I claimed I saw 64 operas and 34…

Otello – At the Opera, then at the…

This post is divided into Part I and Part II. Part I - My thoughts on Keith Warner's production of Otello at the Covent Garden, 2017. Part 2 - My thoughts on seeing the opera…

Otello, Royal Opera House, with Jonas Kaufmann

Cinemas and live streams: Is this the death…

This year BP Big Screens will be showing The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand on 7 June, Verdi's La traviata on 4 July and Puccini's Turandot on 14 July. Hundreds of spectators can watch opera for free in the…