I write reviews for The Culture Vulture,  a Leeds-based net magazine.  My role is primarily to review Opera North productions, but I may also contribute the occasional piece about other Yorkshire cultural events.

I’ll add links here to my reviews as they appear.  So far:

Turandot (a semi-staged production from Opera North, at Leeds Town Hall)


Julius Caesar (Sheffield Crucible Theatre production, starring Samuel West as Brutus)

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Pagliacci/L’Enfant et les sortileges (Opera North Little Greats production of two short operas, by Leoncavallo and Ravel respectively, at Leeds Grand Theatre)


Osud/Cavalleria Rusticana (Opera North Little Greats production of two short operas, by Janacek and Mascagni respectively)


Trouble in Tahiti/Trial by Jury (Opera North Little Greats production of two short operas, by Bernstein and Gilbert & Sullivan respectively)


Un Ballo in Maschera   The first in Opera North’s Fatal Passions season, and their first production of Verdi’s masterpiece.


Madama Butterfly  The return of Opera North’s acclaimed production of Puccini’s best loved work.



Don Giovanni – A brilliantly inventive production of Mozart’s masterpiece from Opera North



Salome – a powerful concert staging of Richard Strauss’s potent and thrilling treatment of Wilde’s play.



Leeds chamber choir Cantabile‘s tenth anniversary celebrations – 800 years of new music and a special new commission.


Kiss Me, Kate – Opera North’s sizzling hot production of Cole Porter’s tune-filled musical

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