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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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The week in classical: In the Market for Love; Oxford lieder festival; Wexford Festival Opera – review
A silly but delightful staging of Mesdames de la Halle is an Offen-ready treat, while haunting lieder and free transportation to Ireland’s National Opera House are not to be missed

Fiona Maddocks

17, Oct, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Glyndebourne: In the Market for Love review – first-rate singers elevate flimsy one-acter
There is much to enjoy and celebrate in this colourful staging of Offenbach’s short opera, not least the care and enthusiasm of the principals and tiny chorus

Erica Jeal

12, Oct, 2020 @5:19 PM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic cues up Opera North’s podcast, takes in Ryedale’s streaming festival and revisits an archived Proms performance with Riccardo Chailly

Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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House music: classical critics' watching and listening picks
Each week our critics tell us about the music they’re listening to at home. Today, Flora Willson moves from the Kanneh-Mason family sofa to an empty Wigmore Hall

Flora Willson

08, Jun, 2020 @4:00 PM

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How to recreate the taste of summer – from cream tea to the perfect Pimm’s
While we can’t go to Wimbledon, Notting Hill carnival or Glyndebourne this year, we can still enjoy the food and drink of our favourite events

Leah Harper

28, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Paschal Allen obituary
Other lives: Singer at the Royal Opera House and a regular at Glyndebourne, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh festivals and on BBC radio

David Harrison

22, May, 2020 @5:18 PM

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Opera and classical concerts to watch at home: our critics' picks – week six
Our critics pick a daily highlight from the treasure trove of online music to help get you through lockdown. This week we bring you dancing horses and bonking bunnies

Rian Evans, Flora Willson, Tim Ashley, Martin Kettle and Fiona Maddocks

27, Apr, 2020 @4:15 PM

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Glyndebourne opera conductor sacked for inappropriate text
Dismissal from 2020 festival followed complaint by staff member over behaviour

Nicola Slawson

23, Nov, 2019 @7:13 PM

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The week in classical: Don Pasquale; Rigoletto; Zauberland – review
Everything revolves around Bryn Terfel’s tremendous, tragicomic Don Pasquale, while Verdi holds his own in a concept-laden Rigoletto

Fiona Maddocks

19, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Opera’s newest star taught herself to sing by copying divas on DVDs
South African-born soprano Vuvu Mpofu overcame poverty, bereavement and knife crime to win a major role at Glyndebourne

Dalya Alberge

31, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: Proms 32, 34 & 35; Rinaldo review – happy returns all round
Proms veterans Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim work their magic once more

Fiona Maddocks

17, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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