Monthly Archives: July 2012

Opera and Elitism

I was recently referred to this very interesting post on the personal blog of many-named leftist musicologist J. P. E. Harper-Scott, discussing the allegations of ‘elitism’ in opera as compared to other cultural pastimes. Harper-Scott’s argument is a response to … Continue reading

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Tête à Tête & Grimeborn ’12 – a tentative preview…

August is nearly upon us, which means the annual ‘discovery’ of fringe opera in London – maybe a column in Time Out about how opera needn’t be for posh people any more, some witty line about trading black tie for … Continue reading

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The Rite of Spring Project returns to Peckham Rye

One of the highlights of last year was the free multi-storey car-park performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, organised by what is now known as The Rite of Spring Project (or ‘TROSP’), Peckham art collective Bold Tendencies and Nonclassical. This Saturday, … Continue reading

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