Robert Thicknesse

Robert Thicknesse on how the idea that foreign poetry was better than local soon became established dogma

Robert Thicknesse reveals how in searching for meaning, opera adaptations are becoming more obscure

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