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"My mind beats on," repeats Gustav von Aschenbach, over and over, at the start of Britten's opera Death in Venice, and as the extraordinary atmosphere of his questing monologue takes hold and halting clarinets take us deeper into the writer's subconscious, we are reminded yet again just how far Britten (and not Mahler) spirited us from the hammy homoeroticism of Visconti's overrated film. How ludicrous it now seems and how at odds with the mysterious internal world of Thomas Mann's novella.

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Every parent dreads a road accident involving their child, but for Adrian Young, the news was doubly shattering. Now he and his son Richard campaign for safer driving

Brits look set for a clean sweep at Tony theatre awards

They may do musicals with pizzazz and they are the movie kings. But the Americans were forced to step aside for the Brits yesterday when Ralph Fiennes, Zoë Wanamaker and The History Boys team launched a serious attempt to make a clean sweep of Broadway's top dramatic honours.

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Football: Hartson may play minder to Bellamy

Graeme Souness once suffered a very bruised ego at East End Park. If Craig Bellamy fails to follow in the footsteps of his nemesis today, it will only be because of an aversion to plastic pitches, not another fall-out with a manager.

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Football: Juninho attempts to improve relations with O'Neill

JUNINHO HAS finally held talks with the Celtic manager Martin O'Neill to settle any misunderstandings between the two. The out-of-favour Brazilian is determined to show O'Neill he is wrong to leave him out of his team. Juninho has been frustrated on the bench, reporting he has received no support from O'Neill since his move from Middlesbrough in August.

O'Neill hopes Bald&eacute; will see out season

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