George Hall

George Hall

Biography

George Hall writes widely on opera and has contributed regularly to The Stage since 2000. He has also contributed to such publications as The New Penguin Opera Guide and the Oxford Companion to Music

Recent Articles

Ariodante

Ariodante

Despite Covid restrictions, the Royal Opera has produced a finely sung and vividly acted interpretation of Handel’s opera Ariodante
The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

New Dark Age

New Dark Age

Hannah Kendall’s The Knife of Dawn is revived alongside an involving new opera devised by Katie Mitchell that reflects our experience of Covid-19
4/4

4/4

The Royal Opera serves its first live post-lockdown audience a tasty four-course meal
La Bohème

La Bohème

PJ Harris’ drive-in staging for English National Opera provides an exuberant contemporary take on Puccini’s classic
A Feast in the Time of Plague

A Feast in the Time of Plague

Star-studded cast gives David Pountney and Alex Woolf’s new work a confident premiere at Grange Park Opera
Fidelio

Fidelio

Garsington makes something genuinely eloquent out of its socially distanced Fidelio, directed by Peter Mumford and starring Katherine Broderick
Precipice

Precipice

Sinéad O’Neill’s socially distanced promenade piece brings theatrical magic back to the Grange, with a potent selection of opera, dance and theatre performances
Danielle de Niese

Danielle de Niese

Soprano Danielle de Niese tells George Hall about her sadness that Glyndebourne’s theatre is empty due to lockdown and singing Offenbach’s Mesdames de La Halle as part of the festival’s Covid-compliant open-air concerts
Natalya Romaniw: ‘If there are tears to be shed, I get the emotion out in rehearsal’

Natalya Romaniw: ‘If there are tears to be shed, I get the emotion out in rehearsal’

Her Madam Butterfly for ENO was interrupted in March, but the award-winning, Swansea-born soprano Natalya Romaniw is poised to continue her ascension when venues reopen. She tells The Stage why she’s not wasting any time in lockdown
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