Author: Robert Hamilton
Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music
It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as The Blonde and I walked down Oxford Road towards the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) to attend its reopening to the public.Read the full story..
Everyone I mentioned this event to reacted with the same quizzical raised eyebrow. “Polish wines?” “Yes,” I said. “Polish wines”.Read the full story..
It’s been a while since I posted as Hamiltonic. I kind of went into retirement over lockdown and confined myself to drinking only Aldi gin.Read the full story..
It’s been so long that I had to check my notes for when I last went to a live opera.Read the full story..
Sometimes I think that I live in a parallel universe to the food critic Jay Rayner.Read the full story..
Opera Review: The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield
As regular readers of this column will know, it has been a quiet year or so here at the OperaWatch offices, which are situated deep inside Northern Soul Towers.Read the full story..
It’s the first week of relaxed lockdown restrictions, according to Boris Johnson’s roadmap to freedom, and, despite the odd speed bump in Bolton and Blackburn, we’re allowed to eat indoors (with certain restrictions) and even stay in a hotel.Read the full story..
This week sees a landmark in my long walk on this weird and mostly wonderful world, although weird has the upper hand at the moment.Read the full story..
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