16 July 2014 10:20 PM
08 July 2014 06:37 PM
The National Theatre's production of the Greek tragedy 'Medea' addresses itself to the modern condition, helped by music from the art-pop duo. Holly Williams goes backstage
08 July 2014 03:33 PM
Showman Gerry Cottle was dragged to see the latest production of ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ and had an epiphany
07 July 2014 01:17 PM
One always expects high style from the directing duo Leiser and Caurier, and the opening moments of their new Maria Stuarda are both arresting and puzzling.
05 July 2014 12:00 AM
This year’s concerts will feature the starriest names in classical music. But in the background is the sudden departure of director Roger Wright. We reveal the real reasons for his exit
01 July 2014 04:33 PM
The English National Opera was the highest profile loser as its grant was slashed a third in the Arts Council’s three year funding shake up, while concerns were raised over the number of regional organisations to lose funding.
01 July 2014 11:27 AM
Starting with Cheshire Cat and finishing with Neighborhoods
30 June 2014 05:03 PM
The action is allowed to float free of time and place
Ariadne auf Naxos, Royal Opera House, review: 'An assured take on Strauss’s teasing amalgam of high-flown tragedy and ribald comedy'
26 June 2014 09:10 PM
Christoph Loy’s serenely assured take on Strauss’s teasing amalgam of high-flown tragedy and ribald comedy is proving one of the most enduringly enjoyable productions in the Covent Garden repertory; the razzmatazz of the Prologue, with its grand to-and-fro between upstairs and downstairs, gives way to an operatic staging whose elegance perfectly matches the restrained beauty of the score.
23 June 2014 01:34 PM
The three leads are 'magnificent' but the dance diffuses the dramatic focus
Tamar Iveri: Opera Australia sacks star soprano over homophobic Facebook post describing gay people as ‘sewage’
23 June 2014 08:53 AM
Singer has blamed husband for post and said she ‘abhor[s] prejudice in any form’
22 June 2014 01:36 PM
Georgian soprano said her ‘very religious’ husband wrote the comments which appeared to support homophobic violence
19 June 2014 07:31 PM
Audience etiquette at classical music concerts has often been as fascinating to observe as the concert itself. Don’t clap between movements. Do cough between movements. Indeed, the louder the between-movements cough, the more it signals that the cougher is a music aficionado.
19 June 2014 05:47 PM
When Tom Morris launched the Bristol Proms, he invited audiences to participate with enthusiasm in a festival which would destroy the stuffy conventions of traditional classical concerts.
18 June 2014 09:22 AM
Flamboyantly designed by Paul Brown, Jonathan Kent’s production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut could not be more different from Laurent Pelly’s daintily stylised Belle Epoque version of Massenet’s take on the story which we saw in the same house four months ago.
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