Thursday, 18 March 2010

Interview with Christopher Maltman

I was at the Royal Opera House earlier on this week to interview Christopher Maltman (sorry about the photograph Christopher). We were talking about his latest role, the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen. Plenty of musical challenges there that you won’t find in Mozart! It’s his first Janacek, but it sounds like ideal casting, a part that requires both convincing acting and a strong baritone voice. The first night is on Friday (19th March), and you can read the interview at:

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tamerlano at Covent Garden

An interesting evening at the Royal Opera House last night. They were putting on Tamerlano as a vehicle for Plácido Domingo, but he'd pulled out. The rest of the cast managed OK without him, although the big names - Christine Schäfer, Christianne Stotijn - were comprehensively upstaged by singers in the minor roles - Renata Pokupić and Vito Priante. Read the full review at