About Mark Ronan

markphotoMark Ronan is a professor of mathematics at University College London, and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he worked for many years. He is author of Symmetry and the Monster, a popular account of one of the great quests in mathematics. Aside from mathematics, Mark takes an interest in music and stage performance, has acted in over a dozen operas at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and danced in the Nutcracker.

This blog is mainly concerned with reviews of opera, ballet and theatre performances. For Mark’s other interests, including frequent articles for Standpoint magazine, go to his homepage. In summer 2011 he covered the opening of the Bayreuth Festival for the Daily Telegraph, and will do the same again in 2012.

2 Responses to “About Mark Ronan”

  1. Tony Axe Says:

    Hi. Mark.

    Hope you’re well.

    Just to say I was at the Buxton Festival this week and last. Do you ever go there? Every year there are interesting productions, sometimes wonderful ones, of the more obscure operas. I was hoping to read your comments on some of them this year.



  2. waldteufel Says:

    I must say your reviews of Bayreuth are far more detailed and interesting than anything I’ve read in the national press. How lucky of you to get tickets. I haven’t been to Bayreuth for 6 years though I’m lucky to have been 5 times altogether. I’d be interested to know where you sat for each of the performances.

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