Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

I was hugely honoured to be asked to review two Edinburgh Festival operas for The Spectator. Hate to sound a bit like a groupie but I’ve dreamed of writing for the Speccie for as long as I’ve wanted to write – and so even if they never ask me again, thanks to Igor Toronyi-Lalic’s willingness to take a punt on me, I’ve now appeared in the column formerly occupied by the great Michael Tanner at least once in my life. A modest personal red-letter day.

Here’s what I wrote. The print edition is out today, and available for the next week.