Christopher Purves

Bears only a passing resemblance to Mozart's opera: ENO's Don Giovanni reviewed

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Richard Jones’s new production of Don Giovanni at ENO bears some passing resemblances to the opera as envisaged by its…

An abundance of spectacle: Iestyn Davies as David, with Sophie Bevan as Michal

Startling and sublime - even the candles got a round of applause: Glyndebourne’s Saul reviewed

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Caius Gabriel Cibber’s statues of ‘Melancholy’ and ‘Raving Madness’, their eyes staring blindly into the void, petrified in torment, once…

Opera: Is Philip Glass' trying to bore his way into immortality?

8 June 2013 9:00 am

First nights at English National Opera are, in the main, matters for a sociologist rather than an opera critic. That…

Michael Douglas as Liberace: surprisingly charismatic and vaguely sexy

Michael Douglas is 68 - and for the first time, as Liberace, vaguely sexy

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Behind the Candelabra is Stephen Soderbergh’s film about Liberace, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and already you will have…

Christopher Purves as the Protector in ‘Written on Skin’

From Harvey and the Wallbangers to Covent Garden: Christopher Purves interviewed

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Julian Flanagan talks to the baritone Christopher Purves