Jakub Józef Orliński, Wigmore Hall, 13 June 2018

Jakub Józef Orliński, Wigmore Hall, 13 June 2018

by Fiona Hook Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński is perhaps most famous for the YouTube clip, viewed over a million times, in which he sings Vivaldi in cutoffs and trainers. He’s also a champion breakdancer and looks like a more cheerful version of...
Coraline, Barbican Theatre

Coraline, Barbican Theatre

Button for punishment | by Tom Sutcliffe | The first rule for successful opera composition is to choose a story involving characters that can be believable when they tell us about themselves, which of course is not the only reason they are there in the story. Opera is...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, English National Opera

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, English National Opera

Summer lovin’ | by Lucien Jenkins | An enthusiastic audience was happy to welcome back the Robert Carsen account of Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, first heard at the Coliseum over twenty years ago. Its signature look was and is making up the entire stage as...