Prologue The Animal Tamer invites the audience to visit his menagerie—featuring “the serpent Lulu.” Act I Lulu is sitting for her portrait, observed by Dr. Schön, a wealthy newspaper publisher and her
When symphony orchestras tour, they tend to do so incognito. The same-old, same-old standard repertory turns up everywhere, rarely revealing much about the time or town the musicians come from, as if have
Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re
As the leader, conductor and chief soloist of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, violinist Joshua Bell has enough balls to keep in the air without worrying about a butter-fingered fellow soloist.
Two of Saint-Saëns’s greatest hits are on this disc, both very well done, but it’s the relative rarities that make it stand out. Cellist Truls Mørk searches for every opportunity to make phrases speak,
From Bowie to Botticelli, Dad's Army to Uncle Vanya – our critics pick the must-see highlights of the new season January Jan 2: Grey Gardens (Theatre) It got rave reviews on Broadway, winning three Tony
Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, London Not much happens, but Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera is a mesmerising evocation of the great hereafter. And sparks fly at Independent Opera Many operas end tragedy