Opera

Prince Charles is called to public debate by designer Richard Rogers

The designer says he knows of five developers who privately consulted prince over architects, fearing his opposition<p>Richard Rogers has challenged Prince Charles to engage in public debate over Britain’s build environment after claiming he knows of five developers who privately consulted him over …

Royal Family

Surprise, surprise! Top Manchester Italian restaurant to launch winter pop-up in mystery location

Manchester has its fair share of Italian restaurants. Some are good, some are great and some are, quite frankly, meh. When it comes to quality, the …

Manchester

'Master of my fate': 7 things to see and do during the Invictus Games

These are just some of the big events planned in Toronto for the week of the Invictus Games<p>Starting Saturday, 550 competitors from 17 counties will …

Invictus Games

Paris Opera Ballet Opening Gala – WWD

Paris Opera Ballet Gala<p>Lenny Kravitz<p>Dominique Maître<p>The grand staircase of the Palais Garnier.<p>Dominique Maître<p>Aurélie Dupont wth dancers from the …

Ballet

10 Things to Do Now in NYC

<b>Toasting Art Houses With a Heavenly Delight</b><p><b>Art House Theater Day at Film Forum and IFC Center</b><p>The Arthouse Convergence, an organization that promotes independent movie theaters, has chosen Sunday as the second annual Art House Theater Day — a day in which cinemas across the United States and Canada …

The Arts

Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92

Marian Horosko, a ballet dancer who became both an advocate for the art form and a historian of it, writing books on Martha Graham and May O’Donnell as well as practical guides, died on Sept. 11 in the Bronx. She was 92.<p>The death, at a nursing facility, was announced on the website of Dance …

Obituaries

English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down

LONDON — Cressida Pollock, chief executive of the English National Opera, will leave her position at the end of the current season, four months before her contract expires. Her departure is the latest in a long series of departures from the beleaguered organization, which has had major funding cuts …

The Arts

A Theatregoer's Guide to Attending the Metropolitan Opera

From what to see to what to wear (and drink), here’s what you should know before heading past Times Square to Lincoln Center in NYC.<p>Attending the …

The Arts

Theater openings Sept. 22-28

<b>Friday</b><p><b>“The Legend of Georgia McBride”:</b> In this Chicago premiere, a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way finds a new life in drag. <i>Through Oct. 22 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300 and www.northlight.org</i><p><b>Saturday</b><p><b>"Orphee et Eurydice”:</b> The Lyric Opera and Joffrey …

A rookie’s guide to the Invictus Games

Prince Harry served in Afghanistan in the later 2000’s and early 2010’s, a time in his life that sparked a feeling that later became Invictus.<p>In a …

Canadian News

Got Bay Area weekend plans? We have some hot ideas (Sept. 21)

<i>Paramore brings the love to Bay Area:</i> Paramore has had its share of hits over the years, notching such platinum-plus-selling singles as “Misery …

Music

Classical Music in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.</i><p><b>MICHAEL BROWN</b> at Bargemusic (Sept. 23, 8 p.m.). An increasingly distinguished young composer-pianist, Mr. Brown has a good sense of how to put a recital together. Here’s a case in point: A relatively scarce Beethoven sonata begins proceedings, …

The Arts

Breaking with tradition in a rare duet between two ballerinas

<b>(CNN) —</b> The camera tracks slowly onto a motionless, standing figure and then repeats the same movement. Fleetingly we wonder whether we are looking at the same dancer; the same brown-eyed girl, hair parted on the right, pinned back in a bun. The physical similarities seem uncanny, like encountering …

Ballet

After a conductor’s injury, an opera in Scotland became a test run for the NSO’s future

EDINBURGH — The conductor was scheduled to lead a youth orchestra the day after an opera. His back had been hurting for some time, but he dosed it with Advil and continued to work. He didn’t have time to worry about his health. He was embarking on one of the busiest summers of his career.<p>Except …

Entertainment

Opera: Passion Power and Politics – singing up a storm in the V&A's huge new exhibition space | Features

<i>Highlighting seven landmark works in seven cities, the museum is presenting a wealth of artefacts and embracing technology to bring opera to life.</i> …

The Arts

Lyric Opera, Joffrey Ballet team up for performance

The world-famous Lyric Opera of Chicago and Joffrey Ballet are collaborating for the first time to present a powerful stage experience.<p>The two …

Ballet

Hear What Makes ‘Norma’ the Everest of Opera

There are many roles that define a diva: Aida, Isolde, Violetta in “La Traviata.” But the title part in Bellini’s “Norma,” which opens the Metropolitan Opera’s season on Monday, Sept. 25, in a new production starring Sondra Radvanovsky, may be the greatest part of all — the one Maria Callas …

The Arts

Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera House, London, review: It still packs its punch

Two contrasting <i>Magic Flutes</i> are treading the boards in London. The first, the traditionalist take on Mozart’s magical fable sung by world-class …

Royal Opera House

Why 'Aida' is going to be the most spectacular show of the autumn

English National Opera’s new season kicks off on September 28 with a brand new, full-force production of one of the greatest operas of all time: …

London

Opera Australia Stages Ancient Egypt's Aida On The Beach

Ancient Egypt will rise on the shifting sands of the Gold Coast this month with a special production of Verdi’s Aida. Director Hugh Halliday reveals …

Travel

Bolshoi opera singer Zurab Sotkilava dies at 80

Moscow's Bolshoi Theater has announced that renowned Soviet and Russian opera singer Zurab Sotkilava has died. He was 80.<p>The Bolshoi announced …

Entertainment

Want to find the perfect place for your Christmas party in Manchester? Look no further

We’ve all been to some awful Xmas get-togethers in our time. Boring buffets. Cheap wine. Three-course meals with service slower than The Mancunian …

Manchester

Did the government intentionally mislead us over its deal with the DUP?

First article 50, now the DUP ‘bung’: without proper scrutiny, the Tory government is behaving as if it is above the law<p>If there is one thing in short supply in parliament these days, it is people who fret about detail. Margaret Thatcher read every paper in her red box. Robin Cook, too, got the …

Brexit

Don't ask her to sing the phone book, but this diva's heart is as big as Chicago

Stars of Opera Philadelphia’s O17 festival have mostly been composers, librettists, directors, and designers — all elucidated by fine singers. But …

Philadelphia

Maria Callas LIVE at Last

The most eagerly anticipated opera release of 2017, Warner's set of 20 remastered complete live opera performances and five filmed recitals by …

Music

Soprani: Maria Callas, live in London 1958 & 1959 by www.gbopera.it - Listen to music

The Arts

Editor's Letter: GQ's Men Of The Year Awards turns 20

Looking back on two decades of the greatest ceremony on earth...<p><i>“I’ve been to the Oscars, and this is better than the Oscars” – Michael Lewis</i><p>Ever …

Lana Del Rey

This Is Rattle; La bohème review – a rigorous, uplifting kick-off

Barbican; Royal Opera House, London His long-awaited homecoming is a triumph for Simon Rattle and the LSO. Plus, no boos for Richard Jones’s stylish new production of Puccini’s masterpiece<p>Odysseus took only marginally longer than Simon Rattle to return to his homeland. It’s been a mighty wait, with …

Orchestras

Divine intervention

“When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.”The second half of Warner Classics’ <b>Maria Callas Live Remastered</b> set represents the years …

The Arts

Orchestra conductors watch out - here's a robot who can do the job

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has performed with some of music’s greatest artists, but his latest collaboration requires a little more coding.<p>YuMi, a …