<a href="http://edseckerson.livejournal.com/599.html">Ed Seckerson: Aida hits the heights</a>

For collectors of operatic idiosycracies, the current revival of the so-called Zandra Rhodes “Aida” at English National Opera has thrown up a real humdinger. In two runs of performances now Claire Rutter has made an extraordinary impression in the much-vaunted and highly challenging title role.