Arts

Cardinal crimes

19 November 2005 12:00 am

In my view, and I think that of a fair proportion of opera goers, Madam Butterfly occupies a unique position…

Playing with Shakespeare

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Playing with Shakespeare

Norman wisdom

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Norman wisdom

Getting to know Powell

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Most novel-readers will be aware that Anthony Powell’s celebrated roman-fleuve A Dance to the Music of Time is named after…

Timeless grace

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Some dance works age, some don’t. Yet it is difficult to pinpoint the factors that bestow immortality on something as…

Thrilled by Ibsen

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Since taking on this job four years ago, I’ve reviewed 289 plays of which, perhaps, 50 have been worth seeing.…

Listen and learn

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Michael Tippett’s first opera The Midsummer Marriage is so great that one can afford to admit that it isn’t perfect.…

Beyond the baton

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Beyond the baton

Rome, sweet Rome

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Rome, sweet Rome

Lost innocence

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Lost innocence

Full-blooded drama

5 November 2005 12:00 am

The National Gallery really is a remarkable place. In addition to displaying its diverse and beautiful permanent collection in increasingly…

Perfect teamwork

5 November 2005 12:00 am

I don’t usually associate the Vienna State Opera with adventurous programming, but staying in the city for a few days…

Out of step

5 November 2005 12:00 am

‘The motto of the British Air Force Special Services,’ announces Orlando Bloom, ‘is, “Those who risk, win”.’ Close enough, I…

Give us a break

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Ten strangers having a black-tie dinner in an airport lounge. That’s the opening tableau of And Then There Were None.…

Voyage of discovery

29 October 2005 12:00 am

Laura Gascoigne on the Pompidou Centre’s massive survey of Dada

Feels familiar

29 October 2005 12:00 am

Feels familiar

Importance of ornament

29 October 2005 12:00 am

Importance of ornament

Schoolboy favourites

29 October 2005 12:00 am

Schoolboy favourites

Moved and disturbed

29 October 2005 12:00 am

In 1960, writing a postcard to her friend and mentor Marvin Israel, Diane Arbus (1923–71) worried that she was ghoulish.…

Light and dark

29 October 2005 12:00 am

Mark Morris Dance Group has long been a regular feature of London dance seasons. Still, the power to surprise in…

Shamless love

29 October 2005 12:00 am

English Touring Opera began its autumn tour, as usual, at the Hackney Empire, a place I haven’t been to before,…

President’s cure

29 October 2005 12:00 am

It is all the fault of John Tusa. He’d been slated to give a lecture to launch the RSC’s autumn…

Portraying the self

22 October 2005 12:00 am

This is the season of the self-portrait. At the Royal Academy until 11 December are 150 self-portraits by Edvard Munch…

Fitting Tributes

22 October 2005 12:00 am

We live in a Post-Modernist age, or so we are told. Within it the legacy of Modernism clings on. The…

Special relationship

22 October 2005 12:00 am

For the past 20 years or more the auction houses have been doing their utmost to wrest the retail art…