David Benedict

Review: ‘Thais’


A production as overwhelmingly pleasurable as director-designer David Fielding's revival of Massenet's positively erotic conflagration of faith and flesh, "Thais" -- an opera not so much rarely as…

‘Roll’ rocks Royal


"The opening of a new Tom Stoppard is always so exciting," said one London critic on the way into the world preem of "The Invention of Love." Those words, spoken in 1997, are still true today; the…

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