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

Xerse

Xerse

Despite Covid restrictions and some technical hitches, Ensemble OrQuesta’s Baroque revival impresses
Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Strong performances and high musical standards compensate for a limited visual presentation in Scottish Opera’s version of Hansel and Gretel
The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten’s opera finds an ideal location in OperaGlass Works’ film made at Wilton’s Music Hall
Così Fan Tutte

Così Fan Tutte

Roxana Haines’ concert staging for Scottish Opera turns Mozart’s comedy into a reality TV show
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Effervescent revival of Sasha Regan’s staging of The Pirates of Penzance provides a tonic in tough times
Owen Wingrave

Owen Wingrave

Stylishly directed, Stephen Medcalf’s film for Grange Park Opera makes a good case for Britten’s neglected pacifist opera
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
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