The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Frederic Wake-Walker is artistic director of both Mahogany Opera and The Opera Group, runs Mica Mica - project Berlin and works regularly with the children's opera company Jubilee Opera. He trained in Action Theatre, Japanese Noh, Balinese Gambuh and has an MA in Philosophy and Systematic Theology from Edinburgh University.
Ensemble. A Rather Peculiar Opera - The new production of 'Ariadne auf Naxos' at La Scala Milan, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Last Gasp of Boyhood - Roderic Dunnett investigates Jubilee Opera's 'A Time There Was' for the Benjamin Britten centenary
Ensemble. Less is More - Handel's 'Jephtha' at Buxton, reviewed by Mike Wheeler