Patrick Carnegy, 16 March 2000
Show More In House: Covent Garden, 50 Years of Opera and Ballet by John Tooley.
Faber, 318 pp., £25, November 1999, 9780571194155Show More
Never Mind the Moon: My Time at the Royal Opera House by Jeremy Isaacs.
Bantam, 356 pp., £20, November 1999, 0 593 04355 3Show More
“... reopening, two of its former bosses filed conflicting accounts of its recent history. Both John Tooley (1970-88) and Jeremy Isaacs (1988-97) describe the House’s considerable achievements over the past half-century; and Isaacs’s part in pushing through the magnificent rebuilding was heroic. What we still want to know is why things also went so ...”