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The honeymoon is over: Jacques Henri Lartigue's intimate photographs reveal the truth behind his troubled marriage
Sunday 29 September 2013
As a new London exhibition will reveal, the famed French photographer's shots of his bohemian socialite wife lay bare the underlying truths of their tumultuous relationship
Friday 27 September 2013
70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy unless it manages to reach its fundraising goal
Sunday 22 September 2013
Murder, humiliation, self-sacrifice, revenge … it’s all in a day’s work for Verdi’s heroes and villains, given voice on this full-throttle compilation by the go-to tenor of his generation.
Thursday 12 September 2013
Watch the videos below to see some of the cast of the Jac van Steen conducted revival of Phyllida Lloyd’s electrifying production of the Benjamin Britten’s first opera, talk about their favourite moments. The piece is showing as part of Opera North's ‘A Festival of Britten’.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
There’s nothing like kicking off a new season with an old favourite.
Monday 09 September 2013
The New York City Opera says it may have to cancel the rest of its season if it can’t raise $7m (£4.5m) by the end of this month.
Monday 09 September 2013
The first recording made by legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti has gone straight to the top of the classical artist album charts six years after he died.
Sunday 08 September 2013
o farewell to another Proms season, with its pleasures and surprises, longueurs and banalities. Moments I will long remember: blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii making something rich and luminous out of Rach Two, Ex Cathedra debating love in a babel of unknown tongues, the Tallis Scholars delivering transcendent a cappella polyphony, Nigel Kennedy (pictured) orientalising Vivaldi with the Palestine Strings. Most of these were Late Proms. There's a magic in the Royal Albert Hall when the streets outside go quiet and minds are sharpened.
Friday 06 September 2013
The bass-baritone, recently in Salt Lake City to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was visited at home in Wales by missionaries who tried to convert him
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Nessun Dorma's appeal extends far beyond opera, says Jessica Duchen
Monday 02 September 2013
Atonal opera is never the easiest performance to love. An atonal opera reconceived in the jazz style, about a charmless woman devoid of redeeming features, shoehorned into a clunky political setting, performed for almost two hours without an interval, has everything to do.
Saturday 24 August 2013
Last seen in the UK duetting with Cecilia Bartoli, Argentinian counter-tenor Fagioli scintillates in this beautifully sung, played, programmed, and packaged recording of arias written for the 18th-century castrato superstar Gaetano Caffarelli.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
OperaUpClose specialises in bold transpositions, best exemplified by its witty setting of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera in an IKEA store. For Tosca their writer-director Adam Spreadbury-Maher has effected a different kind of transposition, but one which is entirely logical.
Saturday 17 August 2013
Russian maestro Valery Gergiev performs erratically, but empty seats are the evening’s real surprise
Friday 16 August 2013
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.
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