The Fairy Queen, St John’s, Smith Square

The Fairy Queen, St John’s, Smith Square

Echoes of dreamland | by Robert Thicknesse | Anna Dennis and Carolyn Sampson are our go-to sopranos for Purcell; you’d have to look hard to find better anywhere, so getting them in harness at St John’s with the Gabrieli Consort in The Fairy Queen was a toothsome...
The Rake’s Progress, Royal Festival Hall

The Rake’s Progress, Royal Festival Hall

Shadow play Almost exactly a year ago OperaGlass Works brought Stravinsky’s 1951, Hogarth-inspired opera to Wilton’s Music Hall – a setting so pungent with resonance that all the company had to do was keep out of the way as the ultimate London opera came alive...
Frank Bowling is the 2018 visual arts winner

Frank Bowling is the 2018 visual arts winner

This year the Critics’ Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Section made two awards, both to individuals who might be said ‘not to have received due recognition earlier in their formidable careers.’ Both have made art in their own inimitable ways. Frank Bowling,...