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Saturday 06 April 2013
In a leaden park-and-bark reading of a Verdian tale of love and loss, the set has more dramatic range than the principals
Monday 01 April 2013
Topical references in programme notes printed in advance are risky, and Boris Berezovsky’s miserable demise has made Covent Garden’s essayist - for whom he represents the quintessential pampered exile - look silly.
Friday 29 March 2013
Extraordinarily, in a career 22 albums long, this is the first live recording that Sparks have released – and it's typical of their quixotic charm that, despite being famous for the ambitious complexity of their arrangements, it should feature pared-down settings of one voice accompanied by just one keyboard.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Deputy director of the Tate Alex Beard has been appointed to the top role at the Royal Opera House.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
We should lead children to appreciate the finest in literature, music and all the arts
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Royal Opera House chief claims current crop lack commitment
Monday 11 March 2013
Her portrayal of Tosca in the 1970s was described by one critic as 'valiant and touching'
Saturday 09 March 2013
It's a bouquet of 3D film, opera, and electronic music
Friday 08 March 2013
A heavenly tale that gets under the skin
Monday 04 March 2013
Benjamin Britten’s take on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera is coruscatingly original, yet its only airing scheduled for this centenary year – courtesy of young singers from the European Opera Centre - has briefly come and gone in Liverpool. And if it wasn’t an unalloyed success, Bernard Rozet’s production did at least make a valiant attempt to engage with the multiple challenges which this remake of a remake presents.
Friday 01 March 2013
Do you have to be a diva to take on Tosca?
Thursday 21 February 2013
Sony say new console will be a 'supercharged PC' but fail to reveal the box itself...or the price
Sunday 10 February 2013
ENO won’t be able to cash in on its new Verdi, which chooses polemic over pure passion
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Which is Mozart’s last opera? Most people would say The Magic Flute, and it was indeed the last to be staged in his lifetime.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Actor Wesley Daniel is being treated in hospital after the accident at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more