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Wednesday 10 October 2012
The opera-house setting of Donna Leon's first novel, Death at La Fenice, was no accident. She has always been a serious student of music and this new work, a departure from her crime-fiction, features a splendid mystery surrounding the inheritance of an obscure baroque composer. His papers are locked in two trunks fought over by greedy rival descendants who decide to employ a scholar to investigate the contents.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Anna Caterina Antonacci here conjures an evocative and warming account of fin de siècle Mediterranean ardour through songs by the likes of Tosti, Hahn and Respighi, including the latter's "Sopra un'aria Antica".
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Less than £200... The Blue Water is a luxury hotel in the resort of Wadduwa, Sri Lanka. Trailfinders has a package, departing from Heathrow between 19 and 24 October, which includes transfers and a week-long stay at the hotel with breakfast for £829 per person. trailfinders.com
Thursday 05 July 2012
Joyce DiDonato is not just a singer, she's a cheerleader carrying the torch for opera whenever she gets the chance.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Jacques Brunel has reached a stage in his job as Italy coach that all who have gone before him reached at around the same time. Two matches in, the Frenchman has changed his starting fly-half.
Friday 10 February 2012
Italy's most romantic city is the perfect place to take your Valentine – or get into the carnival spirit, says William Cook.
Monday 23 January 2012
Benetton Treviso 20 Saracens 26
Friday 11 November 2011
I'm tasting savoury food all day, so at home I crave sweet'
Saturday 20 August 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
Conversazioni I presents a programme of baroque pieces reflecting the patronage of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, a well-connected young Venetian related to Pope Alexander VII who chose to indulge his passion for music through copious commissions of Albinoni, Handel, and both Scarlattis.
Friday 22 April 2011
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white