Michael Tanner

Give us our gold: the Rhinemaidens in ‘Das Rheingold’ at Longborough

Opera review: Longborough's tiny stage takes on the Ring - and wins

20 July 2013 9:00 am

There are no two ways about it: Wagner’s Ring cycle, the biggest challenge that any opera company can face, has…

Opera review: Verdi should be as controversial as Wagner

13 July 2013 9:00 am

I’m not the first person to remark that Verdi is getting oddly little attention in this his bicentenary year, especially…

Opera: I am dreading the thought of Götterdämmerung if Opera North maintains the standard it has set with Siegfried

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Siegfried is, everyone agrees, the hardest of the Ring dramas to bring off. The first and almost insurmountable problem is…