Under starter’s orders

Under starter’s orders

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, the winner of the Critics’ Circle’s annual award for Distinguished Service to the Arts will be announced at the Circle’s Annual General Meeting in London. The 500 members of the Circle are currently deciding between the...
Marnie, English National Opera

Marnie, English National Opera

Hitch free by Paul Levy Unlike most of my colleagues, I liked, and was even a little moved by the world première of Nico Muhly’s Marnie by the English National Opera (it goes to the NY Metropolitan next year). I particularly relished Nicholas Wright’s libretto...
The 18th National Dance Awards

The 18th National Dance Awards

Announcement of nominations By Graham Watts The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 18th National Dance Awards, which are as follows:   DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER Miguel Altunaga         (Rambert) Isaac...
Semiramide, Royal Opera

Semiramide, Royal Opera

Baal canto by Tom Sutcliffe Semiramide, written for Venice in 1823, was Rossini’s last Italian opera seria, before he spread his wings with trips to Vienna, London and above all Paris – though he never profitably adapted this particular Voltaire-based tragedy to the...