Gerald Barry

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The week in classical: Alice’s Adventures Under Ground; Beethoven Weekender – review
Gerald Barry brilliantly makes Lewis Carroll his own. And the Barbican delivers two unforgettable days of wall-to-wall Beethoven

Fiona Maddocks

08, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground review – brilliant in every surreal detail
The dizzying world of Lewis Carroll is brought to wonderful and touching life, and Gerald Barry’s intense score is marshalled with panache by Thomas Adès

Andrew Clements

05, Feb, 2020 @12:35 PM

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Curiouser and curiouser: Thomas Adès on Gerald Barry's Wonderland
Gerald Barry’s new opera based on Alice in Wonderland is as breathless and surreal as Carroll’s novel. The conductor explains how Ode to Joy, a Russian Jabberwocky and wind machines all make perfect nonsense.

Thomas Adès

02, Feb, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The week in classical: Agrippina; The Intelligence Park; The Greek Passion – review
Joyce DiDonato’s stop-at-nothing empress leads a top ensemble cast in Barrie Kosky’s enthralling Agrippina. Plus dizzying Gerald Barry and a powerful Martinů rarity

Fiona Maddocks

28, Sep, 2019 @10:59 AM

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The Intelligence Park review – brilliantly played but Barry's opera still bewilders
This witty production of Gerald Barry’s demanding opera about a composer with writer’s block features fine singing and brilliant playing

Erica Jeal

26, Sep, 2019 @11:01 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Ad Astra to Antony Gormley, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Lyndsey WinshipMichael Billington , Andrew Clements, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Jonathan Jones, Andrew Pulver, and Lyndsey Winship

20, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The best classical music works of the 21st century
Over the coming week, the Guardian will select the greatest culture since 2000, carefully compiled by critics and editors. We begin with a countdown of defining classical music compositions, from X-rated opera to high-tech string quartets

Andrew Clements, Fiona Maddocks. John Lewis, Kate Molleson, Tom Service, Erica Jeal and Tim Ashley

12, Sep, 2019 @4:20 PM

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Britten Sinfonia/Adès review – Barry's viola premiere has rowdy brass and a whistling soloist
Lawrence Power gives the world premiere of Gerald Barry’s typically strange and touching concerto, while Beethoven’s Seventh and Eighth symphonies burst with rhythmic life

Andrew Clements

20, May, 2019 @12:14 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Birds of Passage to Rita Ora, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

17, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Lizzie to Wolf Alice, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Mark Cook and Lyndsey Winship

14, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The week in classical: Madama Butterfly; Britten Sinfonia/Adès – review
The summer opera season kicks off with Annilese Miskimmon’s perceptive staging of Puccini’s heartbreaker.

Fiona Maddocks

27, May, 2018 @6:30 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Deadpool 2 to Othello, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Steve Rose, Harriet Gibsone, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

18, May, 2018 @8:00 AM

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