Some time ago I searched for the author of the brilliant first novel Here (Away From It All), by Maryann Forrest, which I’d owned as a teenager. When I asked Independent on Sunday readers to help me locate her, I received a letter inviting me to lunch.
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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
Monday 04 February 2013
We were promised surprises in Peter Konwitschny’s ‘La Traviata’, and the first comes at the start.
Friday 01 February 2013
Though expertly performed by a cast that includes Ian Bostridge and Susan Gritton as the Male and Female Chorus, and Angelika Kirchschlager as the hapless Lucretia, there's not an awful lot to love about The Rape of Lucretia.
Monday 21 January 2013
The first of a monthly report from Michael Volpe on the trials of staging a show
Monday 14 January 2013
The director made him sing in the shower, Fabio Armiliato tells Jessica Duchen
Sunday 13 January 2013
Robert F Kennedy Jnr is convinced a lone gunman was not solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, John F Kennedy, and said his father was disparaging about the official report into the killing.
Sunday 06 January 2013
The message for Syrians was clear: the army is the bedrock of power
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness