When I am not working as a singing performer I'll sometimes go and see shows instead. This blog is a way of making a note of what I've seen and publishing a record of the visit in support of friends and colleagues. I don't claim to have any particular authority save that of the validity of my experience alongside anyone else in any given audience.

I go and see all sorts of shows: the title of this blog reflects a specific gut feeling that whatever the new thing is, you probably still need a story and good singing to make an opera work on stage. Whether that's right or wrong, trying to find out can be fun.