70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy unless it manages to reach its fundraising goal
MPs tell Tony Hall to pay back £24,500 he received when he quit for Royal Opera House in 2001
It's a family affair at the Proms. The Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, 33, will be conducted by her husband Andris Nelsons (both left) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She will perform Desdemona's “Willow Song” and “Ave Maria” from Act 3 of Verdi's 1887 opera Otello and Tatyana's letter scene from Tchaikovsky's 1879 opera Eugene Onegin.
The actor Simon Callow has promised to take audiences to a “dark, murky, unsettling place”, with a new one-man stage show that explores the composer Richard Wagner’s “toxic” and “disgusting” anti-Semitism.
A mural which disappeared from the wall of a north London shop last year but resurfaced in an auction in Miami – only to be withdrawn at the last minute – has gone on sale in London and was on Sunday evening expected to raise £900,000.
The recession has seen Australian expats leave in droves, damaging a specialist economy
It's two years since that interview, and now the 'Agenda' host has two feature films in the offing
Cuddly comedian Michael McIntyre is paying £60 a day to have diet meals delivered to his door. But is this take-away approach healthy? Simon Usborne weighs in
Galina Vishnevskaya was famous both as a singer and as the wife of the cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich. As a singer she was famous, in Britain at least, for being forbidden to take the soprano solos at the first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in 1962 in the newly consecrated Coventry Cathedral; and then for throwing a spectacular tantrum during the recording sessions of the same work in London the following year.
Sergei Polunin, the Ukrainian prodigy who stunned the dance world by walking out on the Royal Ballet, is to return to the UK for a brutal show "as far away from Swan Lake as you can get".
The arts are flourishing in Thurrock, despite the town being voted the most miserable in Britain this year
It was always going to be a drama when the Royal Opera House staged its first production in more than 120 years of Robert le diable, Giacomo Meyerbeer’s epic opera.
The BBC has appointed Tony Hall - Lord Hall of Birkenhead - as the new Director General of the corporation.
Sightseers is the hilarious new black comedy from acclaimed British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List), executive producer Edgar Wright and the comic masterminds behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London have been shut after inspectors found a catalogue of food hygiene failings.
Nicolas Kent is a hard act to follow at the Tricycle but Indhu Rubasingham kicks off her tenure as the new artistic director in striking style now with this fascinating, if flawed, new play by Lolita Chakrabarti.