Top Fringe Operas in 2015

I saw sixty-four operas this year. A third of them were small-scale productions. Yet no matter how tiny the venue were or how small the budget seemed, there were an array of memorable and fascinating…

Opera at a Glance in 2015

Here it is. I saw sixty-four operas this year and reviewed fifty of them. My opera reach was limited to London this year, however, as you can see there was a ton of tremendous performances.…

A Glimpse of London Theatre 2015

2015 is looking bright for Theatreland! Here is a sneak peek of some exciting, up and coming theatre in London. JANUARY My Night with Reg - Apollo Theatre “In 1994 this powerful story won an…

The Best Operas of 2014

By Mary Grace Nguyen 2014 has opened the doors for the opera world. Many things have happened this year with opera houses, opera companies and its singers. There was the wave of new productions, new…

Best Theatre 2014 (Trend Fem Awards)

It’s been an exciting year for theatre in the capital and, sadly, I only got to see 45, out of possible hundreds of fringe and large scale West End, shows. I have taken the time…

Simon Keenlyside: If opera singers are ill, why…

[My review of the production is available here on LDN.CARD] Last night at the Vienna State Opera House a weary Simon Keenlyside took to the stage to sing the lead role of Rigoletto. Unaffected by…

What to expect at West End Live

(Saturday 21st June 2014) Having returned home from almost 10 hours of standing in the basking sun at West End Live, I feel that I’ve learnt a lot more about West End musicals today than…

Think you know enough about Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’…

Context notes and Synopsis I have included details on:Verdi's inspirationsVioletta's characterisationShort section on the music Modern films inspired by the operaClips from other presentations of the operaWhy it is regarded as No.1 in the world…