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Monday 23 December 2013
Have you been paying attention this year? Can you name 2013’s winners and losers, its sports heroes and political zeroes? Twelve months is a long time in news, but if you think you know who’s who, and what’s what, pit your wits against Whitaker’s Almanack quiz
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Cultural Life: The singer on her favourite music, film, tv and theatre picks
Success of BBC’s move to Salford leads to calls for other leading cultural institutions to be relocated to cities in the north of England
Wednesday 13 November 2013
New 'national economic strategy' could see institutions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House moved away from London and the South East
Sunday 06 October 2013
Live theatre and series on writers and painters are waiting in the wings – with some familiar old faces
Friday 06 September 2013
MPs tell Tony Hall to pay back £24,500 he received when he quit for Royal Opera House in 2001
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.
Sunday 28 July 2013
The actor Simon Callow has promised to take audiences to a “dark, murky, unsettling place”, with a new one-man stage show that explores the composer Richard Wagner’s “toxic” and “disgusting” anti-Semitism.
Allegations of domestic violence will change not just Roberto Alagna's but Angela Gheorghiu’s image forever
Monday 01 July 2013
Angela Gheorghiu is everyone’s idea of the superstar opera singer: a hugely gifted soprano with electric stage presence, who also happens to be beautiful, full of star quality and something of a diva to boot.
Friday 21 June 2013
A poem which famously inspired Nelson Mandela during his decades of incarceration has been set to music by a rising opera star.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
He was the Royal Ballet's youngest male principal at 21 and danced with Dame Margot Fonteyn
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo is in the UK today to receive the ceremonial Freedom of the City of London.
'I won't take a pay-off': New BBC Director-General Tony Hall says he won't accept massive redundancy payment if he fails
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Tony Hall, the new BBC Director-General, has pledged to end a culture of excessive redundancy payments for executives and promised that he will not accept a pay-off if he fails in the post.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Deputy director of the Tate Alex Beard has been appointed to the top role at the Royal Opera House.
Friday 08 March 2013
A heavenly tale that gets under the skin
Friday 01 March 2013
Do you have to be a diva to take on Tosca?
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama comments on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train