Keith McDonnell

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Keith, a former Classical and Opera Editor of musicOMH, studied music at Birmingham University, becoming a Bachelor of Music in 1989. He studied composition with Jonty Harrison and his love of opera, and of Janacek in particular, was influenced by the teachings of the renowned Janacek expert Jan Smaczny. The first opera Keith attended was Peter Grimes in Liverpool, performed by the WNO in 1983. This was swiftly followed by a performance of The Valkyrie, again performed by the WNO and conducted by the legendary Sir Reginald Goodall. This performance was to have a profound effect on him, as he later went on to study Wagner in greater depth, writing a dissertation on "Parsifal, Tristan and Pelleas" as part of his degree. Keith has attended over 500 opera performances, and lists the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Dame Anne Evans, and Alice Coote as his favourite singers; whilst Richard Jones is without doubt the opera director whose productions excite him the most. He cites Jones' 1996 Covent Garden Ring as the single most exciting operatic event in his opera-going experience.
Keith McDonnell


Articles by Keith McDonnell


Christian Gerhaher / Gerold Huber @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
7 Deaths of Maria Callas @ Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Die Zauberflöte @ Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Where there’s a will… How the Bavarian State Opera is coping during the pandemic (Classical and Opera Features)
Why I Love… Das Rheingold (Classical and Opera Features)
Why I Love… Parsifal (Classical and Opera Features)
Die Walküre @ Teatro Real, Madrid (Opera and Classical Reviews)
LPO / Jurowski @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
OAE / Fischer @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
LSO / Pappano @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Dame Sarah Connolly / Julius Drake @ Middle Temple Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
LA Phil/Dudamel @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Prom 60: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Haitink @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Capriccio @ Teatro Real, Madrid (Opera and Classical Reviews)
BBCSO / Oramo @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
BBCSO / Oramo @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Connolly / Huntley / Tritschler / Martineau @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Carmen @ Sydney Opera House, Sydney (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Wozzeck @ Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Jenůfa @ Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Opera and Classical Reviews)
La Traviata @ The Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney (Opera and Classical Reviews)