The Critics

Why music festivals have lost their purpose

On triggering opera and Arts Council England

The hit on Roisin Murphy’s ‘Hit Parade’

On AI and authenticity

On money, morality and motive in three films

Thrillers from Finland to Afghanistan

BBC on the Black Country and on the passing of Michael Parkinson

Das Rheingold, Royal Opera House

Tosca, Grand Opera House, Belfast

How the Royle Family mirrored working class life