Always different

5 July 2006 3:26 pm

Amidst the interminable tundra of centennial Shostakovich the very thought of an ‘Igor Fest’ is refreshing

Stirred by Ravel

5 July 2006 3:22 pm

It’s rare that both of Ravel’s operas appear in one programme

In the line of duty

5 July 2006 2:35 pm

Back at church after a few weeks’ absence, I found the vicar in a terrible state

Personal rapport

5 July 2006 2:26 pm

What really goes on between world leaders at summits?

Dazzled by colour

28 June 2006 3:54 pm

Andrew Lambirth on a comprehensive exhibition of work by Howard Hodgkin at Tate Britain

Jazz bender

28 June 2006 3:41 pm

This is the way addiction works

Fulfilling Mozart

28 June 2006 3:39 pm

The Royal Opera has revived David McVicar’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro after only five months, but already with…

Masks of the Orient

28 June 2006 3:36 pm

Titus Andronicus is the Shakespeare shocker of the moment. At the Globe in London the groundlings have made Page Three…

Cartoon criminals

28 June 2006 3:28 pm

Coup! (BBC2, Friday) was quite a brave programme. It was the story of the failed mercenary coup in Equatorial Guinea,…

The usual suspects

21 June 2006 4:20 pm

The 238th Summer Exhibition holds no surprises

Vicious circle

21 June 2006 4:13 pm

Vicious circle

Language of the heart

14 June 2006 3:34 pm

John Constable (1776–1837) is the quintessential painter of rural England. If we carry in our hearts an image of unspoilt…

Popular appeal

14 June 2006 3:32 pm

Last time it was cows, this time it’s sheep. I’m not talking about an agricultural show, but about the London…

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…