fri 16/04/2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rusalka, Glyndebourne Festival review - away with the distressed fairies

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Brundibár, Welsh National Opera review - bittersweet children's opera from the ghetto

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Das Rheingold, Longborough Festival Opera review - more Wagnerian excellence in a Gloucestershire barn

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I Fagiolini, Hollingworth, St George's Bristol review - Leonardo and music, immortal, invisible

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The Magic Flute, Welsh National Opera review - charming to hear, charmless to look at

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