18 April 2013 02:48 PM
- Marking the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth, Daniel Barenboim conducts his first Wagner opera in the UK in the first ever complete performance of the Ring cycle in a single Proms festival.
18 April 2013 02:48 PM
15 April 2013 05:50 PM
Tomorrow, the music played at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be Elgar’s “Nimrod” and “I Vow To Thee My Country”. Given this week’s chart, er, ding-dong it was always unlikely that a tune from the Top 10 would soundtrack proceedings (Maggie never took to Duke Dumont). But what other inappropriate chart offerings have there been in the week of a former PM’s death?
18 March 2013 12:01 AM
In his latest dispatch, Michael Volpe ponders the harshest critics – children
09 March 2013 08:00 PM
Andrew Stewart meets the cellist of the hour
09 March 2013 07:00 PM
It's a bouquet of 3D film, opera, and electronic music
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
The composer credited with creating Minimalism tells Phil Johnson about discovering his own kind of music
01 March 2013 07:00 PM
What is the sound of four hands clapping? One possible answer is Clapping Music, American minimalist master Steve Reich's seminal showpiece of two-person body-percussion.
25 February 2013 07:51 PM
Posthumous gift to Arts Council England comes 10 years after mysterious piano-lover’s death
22 February 2013 07:00 PM
David McVicar's production is bold, brash and irresistibly seductive, as befits one of French Baroque music's most ravishing scores, here receiving its first professional British staging.
17 February 2013 08:25 PM
Blindness has never stopped the Italian tenor doing what he wants. And, he tells Adam Sherwin, his critics don’t know what they’re talking about
15 February 2013 07:00 PM
The composer drew on experiences in the First World War
12 February 2013 12:00 AM
Century-old Rite of Spring couldn't be more popular – now
08 February 2013 07:00 PM
Take hair from the belly of a yak, wrap it in tissue, wind it around wooden dowelling, secure it with cotton and string, and boil for two to three hours. Before you reach for Heston's cookbook, this is not the latest culinary fad but English National Opera's recipe for curling facial hair. "It smells like wet dog," says Vanessa Davis, wigs and make-up supervisor at ENO."Whenever we do it, everyone complains."
25 January 2013 07:00 PM
Despite a consistently rewarding programme, the ENO ran up a £2.2m deficit in the last financial year. But there is a way forward, its artistic director, John Berry, tells Jessica Duchen: international collaboration.
21 January 2013 10:16 AM
The first of a monthly report from Michael Volpe on the trials of staging a show
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