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Brian Elias

Articles By Brian Elias

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The Seven Deadly Sins, Opera North online review - viscerall...

Theatres are currently banned from moving scenery and props about on stage and you might expect this to present a major obstacle to a production...

Ariodante, Royal Opera online review – stylish, but confined

“After black and gloomy night, the sun shines all the brighter,” sings hero Ariodante after a life-threatening bout of jealousy nearly scuppers a...

‘Our whole industry is supported by vulnerable freelance cre...

I am not the first to say this, and I won’t be the last, but what a strange year 2020 has become! I am learning afresh what it is to be both a...

Album: BTS - Be

EDM bangers? Check. Melancholic ballads? Why certainly...

Arena - Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat, BBC Two review - the...

There have been Felabrations, stage musicals, bands featuring his sons Seun and Femi that have continued the legacy. There has been the slew of re...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Do You Have The Force - Jon Savage’s Alt...

 “During 1975, 1976 and the first half of 1977 punk was...

Blu-ray: Girlfriends

Director Claudia Weill’s landmark feature debut benefits from Criterion’s high quality re-issue, which was made possible after the American...

Má Vlast, Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov online review – finest...

It was Mahler as conductor who made the famous declaration that “Tradition ist Schlamperei” (sloppiness), or something along those lines. Where it...

First Person: Paul Bullock on making BBC Young Jazz Musician...

Producing music programmes for TV with live performance during the past few months has not been without its challenges, but somehow doing so right...