Royal Opera House

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Elijah Moshinsky obituary
Opera director who came to prize directness and psychological insight over deconstruction and irony

Barry Millington

25, Jan, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks's 10 best of 2020
The year will be long remembered for recitals to an empty Wigmore Hall, car-park Puccini, Ravel as animation – and one man and his piano…

Fiona Maddocks

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Royal Opera Christmas concert review – pandemic pyjama party around the tree
The company’s roster got cosy to stage a series of scenes for their Christmas special, including Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha’s stunning Hansel and Gretel solo

Tim Ashley

20, Dec, 2020 @11:45 AM

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The Nutcracker review – a glimmer of pure Christmas joy
Despite fewer dancers and musicians, Peter Wright’s production is a gorgeous spectacle at Covent Garden

Lyndsey Winship

14, Dec, 2020 @1:47 PM

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£165m in emergency loans given to hard-hit UK arts organisations
New government loans welcomed by National Theatre as ‘a vital lifeline that will form part of our recovery’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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The week in classical: Ariodante; Royal Northern Sinfonia; BCMG; HCMF; Bath Mozart festival – review
Handel’s Ariodante makes a captivating return to Covent Garden, while necessity is the mother of invention from Gateshead to uprooted Bath and Huddersfield

Fiona Maddocks

28, Nov, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Ariodante review – Paula Murrihy dazzles in Handel's dark drama
In a belated homecoming to Covent Garden, Handel’s gripping opera is played beautifully and sung superbly by a fine cast

Tim Ashley

22, Nov, 2020 @11:37 AM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 20-27 November
Despite lockdown, there’s still plenty of new music-making across the UK available to an online audience. Here’s our pick of next week’s live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts

Andrew Clements

20, Nov, 2020 @6:05 PM

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The bigger picture: should British museums sell to stay afloat?
As galleries auction off treasures to retain staff and plug cash gaps left by Covid, the art world is divided on ethics of disposal

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

15, Nov, 2020 @9:15 AM

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The week in classical: New Dark Age; Quartet for the End of Time – review
Hannah Kendall, Anna Meredith, Missy Mazzoli and Anna Thorvaldsdottir share the ROH limelight. Elsewhere, memorably reverberant Messiaen

Fiona Maddocks

31, Oct, 2020 @12:30 PM

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The Knife of Dawn/New Dark Age review - isolation meditations
Hannah Kendal’s chamber opera failed to make a dramatic impact, but a piece reworking music by Anna Meredith, Missy Mazzoli and Anna Thorvaldsdottir was chillingly effective

John Lewis

25, Oct, 2020 @2:46 PM

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