tue 26/10/2021

stephen walsh

Bio
Stephen is a former Observer music critic and a regular contributor to The Times, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Independent and the BBC. He is the author of a major biography of Stravinsky and other books on Stravinsky, Bartók and Schumann. He holds a chair in music at Cardiff University.

Articles By Stephen Walsh

Madam Butterfly, Welsh National Opera review - decent performance, disagreeable context

Read more...

The Barber of Seville, Welsh National Opera review - back to work in an old banger

Read more...

The Cunning Little Vixen, Longborough Festival Opera review - life, death and the menopause in the forest

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Three Choirs Festival - Purcell, Gabriel Jackson and Duruflé

Read more...

Die Walküre, Longborough Festival Opera review - heroic defiance of farcical constraints

Read more...

Pagliacci, Opera Ensemble, Longborough review - stripped down but live

Read more...

Brecon Baroque, Podger, Brecon Cathedral online review - Bach recoloured

Read more...

Denis and Katya, Music Theatre Wales / Uproar, Rafferty review - disturbing the untroubled monotony of South Wales music

Read more...

Les vêpres siciliennes, Welsh National Opera review - spectacular, silly, but some great music

Read more...

Podger, Brecon Baroque, Hollingworth, Brecon Cathedral review - Bohemian footnotes yield the extraordinary

Read more...

The Cunning Little Vixen, Welsh National Opera review - family night in the forest

Read more...

Rigoletto, Welsh National Opera review - same old update, fine performance

Read more...

Carmen, Welsh National Opera review - intermittent brilliance in a gloomy, unclear environment

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Three Choirs Festival - the beautiful and the damned

Read more...

Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in the urinal

Read more...

The Turn of the Screw, Garsington Opera review - superb music drama on an open stage

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

Royal Opera House lullabies for Little Amal

“I want to tell her that people will be good,” Tewodros Aregawe of Phosphoros Theatre confided to us as Little Amal closed her eyes on the giant...

Invasion, Apple TV+ review - sci-fi epic or a pile of space...

Conceived on a global scale to depict the enormity of an alien...

Blu-ray: The Damned

One German writer found a neat yet teasing way to sum up the difference between...

All Creatures Great and Small, Series 2, Channel 5 review -...

Channel 5’ s decision to remake James Herriot’s much-...

Field Music, Francis Lung, Electric Ballroom review - neithe...

Forty five minutes into their set Field Music play “A House is Not a Home”, from their 2006 second album Tones of Town. An hour in, “Them...

Delepelaire, RSNO, Søndergård, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review...

“What a lovely sound that was!” declared Music Director Thomas Søndergård, bounding onto the podium of the Usher Hall. He was referring, of course...

Album: They Might Be Giants - BOOK

“We’ve always tossed in some super-dire, high-voltage, death-trip lyrics that offset the merriment of a melody,” John Flansburgh of They Might Be...