Michael White

Michael White on a musician’s triumph over totalitarianism

On the eve of his 60th birthday, Sir James MacMillan is one of the world’s most acclaimed composers. But not even he could inspire a parish music revival

A controversial biologist thinks so, says Michael White. But I’m not convinced

The ENO’s production of Akhnaten is a ritual, reflective, near-liturgical experience

A review of the new Royal Opera production of Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová