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L'heure espagnole/ L'enfant et les sortilèges, Glyndebourne, East Sussex
Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, London
The Francis Bacon Opera, Camden Arts Centre, London
Sunday 12 August 2012
Glyndeborne's double bill of Ravel operas captures the composer's delicate touch and ability to combine laughter and pain
Thursday 09 August 2012
The mighty Roman ruins of Baalbek jut dramatically out of the fertile plains of Lebanon's Bekaa valley. They have drawn visitors for centuries, as chronicled in the graffiti of ancient travellers scrawled into the vast limestone walls and columns.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Love them or loathe them, they are becoming ever more rare as the demolition squads move in. And tomorrow another set will vanish forever
Saturday 30 June 2012
Estate of the Artist
Travel Agenda: East Neuk festival; Globe-Trotter; Magdalen Chapter; Thames cable car; BK Wine Tours; Lonely Planet; GoSeeDo
Friday 22 June 2012
Where to go and what to know
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Wagner made very sure people would pay attention to the meaning of the opera he called his 'farewell to the world', by decreeing that it should only be performed, like a sacred ritual, in his theatre in Bayreuth. And though it was conceived as – and undoubtedly is – a paean to peace and reconciliation, it has sowed remarkable discord among the cognoscenti.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
A dagger, an eye relic and a fork are among the subjects of a new BBC series which will examine the turbulent lives of the Bard's original audience.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Irish police puzzled by latest in series of bizarre thefts of religious artefacts from churches
Sunday 05 February 2012
The master of whimsy wears his art-school credentials on his sleeve, but his ideas feel derivative and the jokes wear thin
Friday 30 December 2011
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Rowers dressed as Father Christmas escort a gondola ferrying a live nativity scene from St Mark's Basilica to the island of San Giorgio in Venice yesterday.
Saturday 24 December 2011
A Turkish bishop adopted by an Italian port is an inspiration for shoppers.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
Italian government scientists have claimed to have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Turin Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
Friday 09 December 2011
US auction house expects bids in excess of $300,00 as memorabilia attracts new wave of buyers
Saturday 26 November 2011
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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