Tosca, Puccini’s nasty ‘little shocker’, is not only great music but a powerful piece of theatre. Which is why even a revival as indifferent in some respects as this one is well worth seeing when it hits the cinemas on February 7.
Piers Lane, who celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday with a sell-out piano recital at the Wigmore Hall, came to London from Australia four decades ago. And fortunately for us he never left.
The most significant centenary of 2018 has to be that of Claude Debussy, who died in March 1918, aged only 55, after years of suffering from rectal cancer.
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Elizabeth Sombart, 60, believes passionately in the healing, redemptive power of classical music, and sees it as her life's work to take it beyond its traditional audience
The 'op artist' Bridget Riley has been a leading light on Britain's art scene for as long as many of us can remember.
To cross the threshold of Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons is to glide, noiselessly, into another world, a sybaritic, sumptuous Xanadu where the grit and grime of the workaday toil slip away
Let's get one thing straight. Whisky is not, as I recently overheard at a reputable tasting, 'fighting fuel for idiots'. Whisky is actually perfect for wine lovers
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