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Guido Gärtner

Articles By Guido Gärtner

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Chuck Chuck Baby review - love among the feathers

As Janis Pugh’s semi-autobiographical Chuck Chuck Baby draws to a close, the camera fondly plays around the smiling faces of some of its...

ll Segreto di Susanna/Pagliacci, Opera Holland Park review...

Could “Cav and Pag” give way to “Sue and Pag”? As a double-bill partner for Leoncavallo’s backstage shocker Pagliacci, Opera Holland Park...

Claire Messud: This Strange Eventful History review - home i...

Claire Messud’s This Strange Eventful History is personal: a novel, that is, strangely inflected by autobiography, a...

theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2024 - youth, experi...

"The world meets in Pärnu", slogan for the 14th festival in Estonia's summer seaside capital, has held good ever since...

Album: Lava La Rue - Starface

Two of the biggest trends in 21st century pop culture today have been “poptimism” – broadly, the idea that...

The Jetty, BBC One review - lowlife in a Northern town

Jenna Coleman seems to pick her roles with care, whether it’s Queen Victoria, the girlfriend of mass murderer Charles Sobhraj in The Serpent...

Hannah Berner, Netflix Special - sex, politics and relations...

Hannah Berner isn't a big name in stand-up (yet), but she's well known enough in the United States to have come to Netflix's attention. Her fame...

Bill Viola (1951-2024) - a personal tribute

The artist Bill Viola died, after a long illness, early in the morning of Friday 12 July. I had the privilege of getting to know him while making...

Album: The Raveonettes - Sing…

Indie rock duo the Raveonettes add an ethereal touch to 10 popular songs in their latest album, made up entirely of covers. Sing…, which...

First Person: trans opera singer Lucia Lucas on Tippett’s...

Until last week, Tippett’s New Year had not been staged since 1990, probably because it’s considered very hard to produce. I think it is...