Arts and Entertainment In rehearsal: the Don is sung in Kasper Holten's new production by the Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien

As the Royal Opera opens its new Don Giovanni, Jessica Duchen argues that its theme of moral vacuity is as relevant now as in Mozart's day

The Week Ahead: No peace for Vodafone as City makes call for dividends

The market explodes into action on Tuesday, after the Bank Holiday weekend, with the annual results and strategic update of mobile phone giant Vodafone.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Uptick in investment does not mean business has stopped predicting turbulence ahead

Bowker takes wheel at National Express; Reed avoids the internet blues; Final shots in the BAA bid battle

Football giant facing financial disaster

The match-fixing allegations shaking Italian football giant Juventus could lead to a wave of claims for compensation and financial meltdown for the club.

Sadler's defiance holds up Derbyshire's victory charge

John Sadler again stood in Derbyshire's path as the home side chased a first Championship win at Derby in four years. Sadler steered Leicestershire to victory with an unbeaten half- century in this fixture last season and he led a recovery yesterday with another 50.

Opera: A lesson in class and seduction

La Clemenza di Tito Coliseum London oooo9

La Clemenza di Tito, Coliseum, London

A lesson in class and seduction

Obituary: Ruth Packer

Dramatic soprano

Ruth Packer

Dramatic soprano

Camerata Salzburg/Bonney/Collins, Royal Festival Hall, London

Two concertante works and two symphonies made up Camerata Salzburg's delectable concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

Cosi fan tutte, Grand Theatre, Leeds

Tim Albery is lucky man. He is one of the most inventive and thoughtful opera directors around, as almost anyone who saw his splendid Ring cycle for Scottish Opera will confirm.

Mozart had Tourette's, says new documentary

A Channel 4 documentary will suggest that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music was influenced by Tourette's syndrome, a complex disorder that can leave sufferers with a twitch and a tendency to swear uncontrollably.

The King's Consort, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Compared with his celebrated older brother Joseph, Michael Haydn (1737-1806) seems to have been a relatively phlegmatic character, content to serve successive prince-archbishops of Salzburg for decades, during which he kept up friendly relations with the Mozart family, and numbered Weber and Diabelli among his pupils.

Walter Kreppel

Bass singer perfect in Wagnerian roles

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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

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Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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