Opera Dying

Is Opera Dying and are the Critics Killing It?

Is Opera Dying and are the Critics Killing It? Linda Christmas (Emeritus Fellow, City University London, Department of Journalism and former Special Advisor to the Guardian Foundation) hosts a vibrant discussion about the health of opera and the role of the critic, with panellists Steph Power (Music Editor, Wales Arts Review and critic, The Independent), Rian Evans (critic, The Guardian and Opera Magazine) and Michael McCarthy (Co-Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales).


Photographs Courtesy of Emyr Young

On November 1st 2014 Wales Arts Review held its second biennial Critics’ Roundtable event at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. A day of passionate debate was opened with this keynote speech from Wales Arts Review‘s acting Chair and regular contributor, Adam Somerset. Following this link will give you a podcast from the speech on the day and a fuller textual version.