Josh Spero’s Monday Minute: What opera tells us about the Middle East today

I travelled to Beirut in June on the trail of the opera scene and ended up uncovering lies, art and the lasting damage inflicted by war. Here I talk about why opera tells us a lot about the Middle East today. You can read the full article here http://www.spearswms.com/good-life/travel/49097/on-the-trail-ofopera-in-beirut-amid-wars-and-lies-and-what-it-tells-us-about-the-middle-east-today.thtml Advertisements

Josh Spero’s Monday Minute: The Royal baby and Wagner

I’d spent quite a lot of the previous week in the Royal Albert Hall watching Daniel Barenboim conduct the Berlin Staatskapelle in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, so I had Valhalla on the brain. The same week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son was born, so I wanted to see if there were any lessons about … More Josh Spero’s Monday Minute: The Royal baby and Wagner