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As show is greeted with boos, director defends use of nudity and sexual violence

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The grandson of Sergei tells Jessica Duchen how he aims to break the status quo in classical music

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She could perform Bach at age 10, but stopped playing as a teenager due to paralysing stage fright. In her fifties, Sara Solovich decided to attempt a solo concert. Could she do it?

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Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Glyndebourne review: A brilliant production

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