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‘About as big as it gets’: behind the scenes of Wagner’s The Valkyrie at English National Opera
ENO returns to live performances this season with a bold, ambitious choice: Wagner’s The Valkyrie. At the technical rehearsal we watched it take shape inside the Coliseum

Imogen Tilden, photographs by David Levene

18, Nov, 2021 @9:03 AM

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‘A conductor needs to be a psychologist’: Santtu-Matias Rouvali’s big plans for the Philharmonia
He hunts all his own food, unwinds in the sauna, and yearns to play with the Rolling Stones. Meet the Philharmonia’s new principal conductor, a dynamic, 35-year-old Finn

Imogen Tilden

19, Oct, 2021 @3:02 PM

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A fox drinking like a giraffe: Matt Maran’s best photograph
‘The UK used to have bears, wolves and lynx. People say cities are overrun by foxes – but they’re the last relic of the wilderness’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

13, Oct, 2021 @2:04 PM

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra names Kazuki Yamada as new chief conductor
Japanese musician, currently the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor, will succeed Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla in April 2023

Imogen Tilden

14, Sep, 2021 @10:58 AM

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‘Rewrite Rule, Britannia!’ What would you do with the Last Night of the Proms?
Its patriotic songs ignited a culture war last year. Is it time to rethink the Proms’ closing concert? A panel of leading musical figures suggest some alternative ways of approaching the contentious evening

12, Sep, 2021 @11:23 AM

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Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers mid-flight: Todd Antony’s best photograph
‘These women wrestle for their mental and physical health – and to stick two fingers up at a male wrestling culture. Capturing them mid-flight was tricky’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

11, Aug, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Sun, sand, saints and sharks: the best summer photographs
Escapees from lockdown, naked beer-swilling on a dinghy and pagan rituals in the nude … top photographers pick their best summer shot

Imogen Tilden, Michael Segalov and Ash Adams. Selected by Sarah Gilbert.

20, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Great British Art Tour quiz: a 17th-century selfie, a scallop and a small dog
As museums and galleries finally reopen, our Great British Art Tour comes to an end with a quiz to celebrate some of our favourite discoveries from the series. Have you been paying attention?

Imogen Tilden and Lydia Figes, Content Editor, Art UK

17, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Percussionist Fang Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2020
The 17-year-old Chinese-born musician triumphed at final delayed a year by pandemic

Imogen Tilden and agencies

03, May, 2021 @10:50 AM

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A little girl climbing the tree of life: Luis Tato’s best photograph
‘She climbed to the top unaided, to collect leaves for her family’s dinner. The tastiest ones are usually higher up’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

21, Apr, 2021 @2:38 PM

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'I got a job on a fishing trawler' – Covid: one year on, stars of music and theatre look back
In the second of our two-parter, rock stars, roadies, actors, dancers, composers and comics describe how their lives have been transformed without live shows – and imagine what now lies ahead

Dave Simpson , Imogen Tilden, Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

22, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A frontline worker trapped in a hospital: Hannah Grace Deller's best photograph
‘Arman had got trapped in the one-way Covid system. I was struck by how doubly isolated he was: behind the door, behind his PPE’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

04, Nov, 2020 @3:07 PM

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