Robert Thicknesse

People are terrified of modernity’s great gift: the sudden freedom to make appalling noise, says Robert Thicknesse

Opera unswervingly believes in the potential for a divine spark in humans, says Robert Thicknesse

Opera has treated the subject of cancelling the pleasures of others in some depth

Covent Garden’s first post-lockdown offering is in a long, grim tradition

Opera was the tinder of Renaissance Venice, says Robert Thicknesse

Rishi’s £1.57 Billion handout to the arts sector is the last good news it’ll ever hear, says Robert Thicknesse

The critic, like a used-up traveller in ladies’ corsetry in a Fifties film, is enjoying a happy furlough

It’s the perfect medium for the End Times, unequalled in its devotion to doom

How we underestimate the women in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte