Thomas Allen

Quietly devastating: Scottish Opera’s Pelléas and Mélisande reviewed

11 March 2017 9:00 am

‘Perhaps in this world nothing ever happens without purpose,’ sings old, blind King Arkel in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, and…

Dialogues des Carmélites brings out the best in Poulenc – and the Royal Opera House

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites is an audacious work, much more so than many others that advertise their audacity. It deals…

Engaging: Kate Lindsey, Composer, in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’

Ariadne auf Naxos at Glyndebourne - how can an opera go so wrong?

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos should be the perfect Glyndebourne opera, not too long, not too demanding, a unique and…