IAN DURY (below), the man who was a punk before the Pistols, plays three gigs with his usual line-up of top-class backing musicians, the Blockheads.
Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 457555) 18 Dec; Fairfield, Croydon (0181- 688 9291) 19 Dec
FALSTAFF, arguably Verdi's greatest opera, helps to relaunch the Royal Opera House. Bryn Terfel plays the old knight. Bernard Haitink conducts Graham Vick's production (below).
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London WC2 (0171-304 4000) TueReuse content