Sales hype

14 June 2006 3:29 pm

An ancient Roman sceptic wondered how, when two augurs passed in the street and caught one another’s eye, they managed…

Russian shenanigans

14 June 2006 3:26 pm

Opera Holland Park is suddenly fashionable, even people who have never been near it writing about how wonderful they hear…

Smoke signals

14 June 2006 3:21 pm

Thank You for Smoking is a satirical comedy about the culture of spin, adapted from Christopher Buckley’s 1994 novel of…

Courtly celebration

14 June 2006 2:58 pm

Homage to the Queen is one of two ballets that Frederick Ashton conceived with a special occasion in mind —the…

Trophy tales

14 June 2006 2:54 pm

The World Cup, and once again people who don’t watch football from one quadrennium to the next manifest an interest…

Orchestrated explosions

7 June 2006 6:08 pm

Orchestrated explosions

A bloodless horror

7 June 2006 6:04 pm

A bloodless horror

Pursuit of excellence

7 June 2006 5:59 pm

Pursuit of excellence

Marital mayhem

7 June 2006 5:53 pm

Marital mayhem

Beyond the fringe

31 May 2006 4:59 pm

Listing page content here Surrealism is in the air, what with the Hayward and Max Ernst shows (reviewed in these…

Birds and buoys

31 May 2006 4:57 pm

Listing page content here You learn something every day, so the saying goes, though these days it rarely happens in…

Uplifting thrills

31 May 2006 4:53 pm

Listing page content here Fidelio, Beethoven’s simple and sublime opera, presupposes a belief in a set of values and their…

Young triumphs

31 May 2006 4:50 pm

Listing page content here This column is in disgrace. Last month, with both the deadline and a flight to New…

Past tense

31 May 2006 4:47 pm

Listing page content here As I’m sure you are aware, United Airlines’ Flight 93 was the fourth plane hijacked on…

And the choir sings on

31 May 2006 4:40 pm

Listing page content here Killing time in Beverley Minster the other day I caught sight of the list of past…

First and last loves

31 May 2006 4:18 pm

Listing page content here In my first report (13 May) from the front line of the RSC’s Complete Works festival,…

Indestructible Janacek

25 May 2006 10:11 am

Listing page content here Janacek’s The Makropulos Case remains a bewildering work, as in fact almost all his operas after…

German gems

25 May 2006 10:09 am

Listing page content here It is hard to embrace Max Reger. For a start, he is surely the physically ugliest…

Double identity

25 May 2006 10:07 am

Listing page content here I can’t make up my mind about Shared Experience. Since 1988, this company has been adapting…

Company celebrations

25 May 2006 9:58 am

Company celebrations

The good things in life

25 May 2006 9:52 am

The good things in life

Destabilising forces

24 May 2006 7:19 pm

Max Ernst and Undercover Surrealism

Trusting to instinct

24 May 2006 7:12 pm

Opera Holland Park inspires a loyal following

No messing with redheads

24 May 2006 7:05 pm

X-Men: The Last Stand and Friends with Money

Special relationship

24 May 2006 7:01 pm

Special relationship