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Nicholas Snowman obituary
Arts administrator who founded the London Sinfonietta and led the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne

Barry Millington

22, Mar, 2023 @5:28 PM

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If we defund opera saying it is for toffs, then only the toffs will go. Where’s the sense in that? | Charlotte Higgins
It is painful to see our top companies starved of funds and strangled by politics, while our best artists head abroad, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer, Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

20, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Glyndebourne cancels 2023 tour programme after funding cuts
Opera company lost more than half its funding after Arts Council England sought to divert money to underserved regions

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @2:45 PM

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The week in classical: glass human; An Anatomy of Melancholy; The Moon Hares review – opera for a lonely world
A new chamber opera explores isolation and connection, a John Dowland recital strikes a note of exquisite pain – and a community opera enchants with a modern fable

Stephen Pritchard

05, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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The week in classical: The Marriage of Figaro; Mahler Symphony No 8 review – phenomenal
Mozart’s divine comedy is a shimmering feast for Glyndebourne, while Mahler’s epic symphony brings joy and redemption to a packed Royal Albert Hall

Fiona Maddocks

29, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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La Bohème review – seamy pre-war Paris styles this winning autumn revival
Puccini’s tragic tale is given an expressionist and strikingly stark setting in this touring production that features a wonderful young cast, particularly Bekhzod Davronov’s heartbreaking Rodolfo

Tim Ashley

10, Oct, 2022 @11:29 AM

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Poulenc double bill review – from emotional hell to exploding breasts and 40,000 babies
Pairing Poulenc’s one-acters La Voix Humaine and Les Mamelles de Tirésias allows Laurent Pelly to explore opposite extremes of emotion and desire in this passionate, full-blooded and hilarious staging that is superbly sung and played.

Tim Ashley

07, Aug, 2022 @12:30 PM

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The week in classical: Alcina; The Blue Woman
Handel’s sorceress goes to the cabaret in Francesco Micheli’s fabulously glitzy production, while Katie Mitchell directs a powerful exploration of violence against women

Stephen Pritchard

09, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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How the light gets in on the darkest days | Brief letters
Brief letters: Leonard Cohen’s Anthem | Champagne socialists | Betting on high blood pressure | Relatives at Wimbledon | Country diary’s play on words

03, Jul, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Alcina review – Handel’s enchanting opera glitters with retro glamour
Jane Archibald rises to the challenge as nightclub proprietor Alcina, as this lavish, campy production – with punchy playing by the OAE – transports the action to a 1960s Italian metropolis

Tim Ashley

03, Jul, 2022 @12:02 PM

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Opera director condemns Raab’s sneers at Angela Rayner’s visit to Glyndebourne
John Berry says ‘champagne socialism’ criticism of Labour’s deputy leader by Tory minister is ‘sad and embarrassing’

Dalya Alberge

02, Jul, 2022 @1:44 PM

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Why on earth shouldn’t Angela Rayner go to the opera? | Martin Kettle
Dominic Raab’s attack on the Labour frontbencher’s attendance at Glyndebourne says more about our class-ridden approach to culture than it does about her

Martin Kettle

30, Jun, 2022 @1:32 PM

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