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Monday 27 February 2012
The opera singer Elizabeth Connell enjoyed 10 successful years as a mezzo before becoming a soprano and enjoying over two decades more of international acclaim.
Friday 24 February 2012
I'm all for cats at the opera – a fuzzy feline will always raise a smile. But isn't there something alarming about it when a mermaid meets one? We all know what cats do to fish. It looks as if that might happen to the unfortunate Rusalka, the eponymous heroine of Dvorak's post-Wagnerian take on The Little Mermaid, in the opera's first-ever production at the Royal Opera House.
A genius career move ... the man who went from Dixons (in Hemel) to boss of Apple stores (in California)
Wednesday 01 February 2012
The chief executive of Dixons Retail is to swap Hemel Hempstead and an arduous retail turnaround for the Californian sunshine and highly coveted role of running the global stores of the technology giant, Apple.
Monday 23 January 2012
Our new-style night at the opera took place in a cinema with five-star comfort, drinks being brought as we lounged on our sofas.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Hotel Chocolat will today open the UK's first shop that sells and makes chocolate under one roof.
Friday 06 January 2012
In these straitened times a new full-length classical ballet is a rarity, so the Opera National de Paris deserves praise for breathing new life into a forgotten hit from the 19th-century. With music by Delibes and Minkus, and costumes by Christian Lacroix, La Source – the spring – is a version of the Rusalka legend set in what is now Chechnya. When it premiered in 1866, its exotic locale was part of its appeal.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Gary Dobson was seen swaggering around his flat bare-chested and holding a knife in police surveillance footage.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Three years ago the Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho was virtually unknown in Britain.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Kirby had a small part in The Hour but made a big impact. Now, she's starring as the heartbreaker from Great Expectations.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe appealed for information today about the murder of a "courageous" officer on the 20th anniversary of his death.
Sunday 04 December 2011
The Moomins – Finnish cartoon characters – descend on London this week.
Saturday 03 December 2011
What I Learnt This Week
Thursday 01 December 2011
Hogg Robinson; Gem Diamonds
Monday 31 October 2011
The Royal Opera House declared it a "celebration" to mark 40 years since Placido Domingo first sang here.
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