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Italian opera houses plan Verdi shows to help government buy composer’s home
Cities across the country will host concerts to raise funds that will preserve Verdi’s home of 50 years for the nation

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

05, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The week in classical: Tannhäuser; Isata Kanneh-Mason & Maxwell Quartet; Gesualdo Six: Secret Byrd
Majestic Lise Davidsen and Gerald Finley carry the Royal Opera’s illness-hit Wagner revival; Isata Kanneh-Mason and co shine; and in the shadows with William Byrd

Fiona Maddocks

04, Feb, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Kit Hesketh-Harvey obituary
Writer, broadcaster and half of the renowned cabaret act Kit and the Widow

Michael Coveney

03, Feb, 2023 @3:47 PM

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The Barber of Seville review – Payare’s perky Rossini makes this revival fizz
With rising newcomers such as Aigul Akhmetshina and veterans such as Bryn Terfel, this is an irresistible performance conducted with verve by Rafael Payare, in his ROH debut

Clive Paget

03, Feb, 2023 @11:51 AM

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Carmen review – vivid revival sees ENO on fighting form
With Bizet’s opera’s menace and casual cruelty to the fore, cracking performances from soloists and chorus alike ensure that this is a tense and atmospheric production

Erica Jeal

02, Feb, 2023 @12:29 PM

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Kit Hesketh-Harvey, screenwriter, composer and lyricist, dies aged 65
The British entertainer said to be a favourite of King Charles, whose credits ranged from Merchant Ivory and opera to The Vicar of Dibley, has died

Tim Jonze

02, Feb, 2023 @11:05 AM

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Tannhäuser review – Lise Davidsen gleams though Albery’s Wagner misfires again
Tim Albery’s second revival only fitfully illuminates the opera’s complexities, but the singing and acting are superb

Tim Ashley

30, Jan, 2023 @12:31 PM

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BP sponsorship of Royal Opera House ends after 33 years
Move leaves British Museum and Science Museum isolated as arts institutions with fossil fuel sponsors

Esther Addley

25, Jan, 2023 @1:36 PM

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British opera singer creates work to reveal humanity of enslaved ancestors
Insurrection: A Work in Progress by Peter Brathwaite will highlight folk traditions as a form of resistance

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Director Simon Stone: ‘My heroes are women’
The innovative Australian director who successfully cast Billie Piper in Yerma is now reframing Phaedra as a postmenopausal love story with Janet McTeer

Claire Armitstead

21, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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The week in classical: Least Like the Other; Elena Urioste and Tom Poster
The sad fate of Rosemary Kennedy is strikingly told by Irish National Opera. Plus, the female French composer we should all know about…

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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English National Opera to receive £11.46m from Arts Council England
Investment will sustain its work in London for another year after ENO was removed from ACE’s national portfolio

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Jan, 2023 @4:39 PM

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