Wagner: the Big Question

The latest in the very operatic saga of the Wagner dynasty: Gottfried Wagner’s alleged exclusion from the memorial service for his father Wolfgang this weekend has spawned a slew of articles, including mine today in the Indy (read it here). Surely it can only be a matter of time until some clever opera director decides to stage the Ring Cycle with the Rhinemaidens holding up a Wagner score to represent the Rheingold…

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"