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

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
Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House in London, has been at the top of the opera profession for almost two decades. The ‘singer’s conductor’ talks to George Hall about how Daniel Barenboim brought him to Bayreuth, his disastrous debut at Covent Garden and how the company is responding to the coronavirus crisis
The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Susanna

Susanna

Così Fan Tutte

Così Fan Tutte

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