Arts

Among the aliens

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Among the aliens

Ground force

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Ground force

A kind tyrant

12 March 2005 12:00 am

A kind tyrant

Visual feast

12 March 2005 12:00 am

A good many years ago I wrote a short article about the recent work of an artist (who shall remain…

Dark thoughts

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Unlike Giselle, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, the romantic ballet La Sylphide does not boast a…

Too much sand

12 March 2005 12:00 am

The Flight of the Phoenix rises from the ashes. Remember the original? James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Finch,…

Crowning glory

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Monteverdi’s last and greatest secular masterpiece, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, is an opera we get far too few chances to see.…

Dual experience

5 March 2005 12:00 am

This brace of exhibitions takes up the whole of Level 4 (aside from the coffee bar and souvenir shop) of…

Irish horror

5 March 2005 12:00 am

In Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Giselle for Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre there are no pretty peasants on pointes and no picturesque rustic…

Russian revelation

5 March 2005 12:00 am

The Mariinsky Theatre of St Petersburg paid a concentrated visit to the Barbican last week, performing four theatre pieces on…

Gathering darkness

26 February 2005 12:00 am

The glorious Caravaggio exhibition at the National Gallery

A construct, of course

26 February 2005 12:00 am

A construct, of course

Rise, fall and rise of an artist

26 February 2005 12:00 am

It will be interesting to see if next week’s full-scale Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957) exhibition at Olympia will help, as previous…

Appealingly tragic

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Towards the end of his Diaries, Kenneth Tynan complains that the older he gets, the more estranged he feels from…

Take the yellow brick road

19 February 2005 12:00 am

Ever since W.S. Gilbert’s Lady Jane lamented, ‘Oh, South Kensington!’ in Patience, 1881, the place has carried a regretful quality.…

Dull but odd

19 February 2005 12:00 am

We tend to import American television as seen — comedies and cop shows, mainly — whereas they create their own…

Visual poetry

19 February 2005 12:00 am

It could so easily not have worked, this bold (some might say foolhardy) juxtaposition of three such dissimilar artists. Particularly…

Respectful boredom

19 February 2005 12:00 am

The new production of Mozart’s penultimate opera La Clemenza di Tito (why is the title not translated?) by ENO generates…

Taking a break

12 February 2005 12:00 am

Taking a break

Cash rich

12 February 2005 12:00 am

Cash rich

Surrealist legend

12 February 2005 12:00 am

The ravishing new exhibition of Lee Miller’s portrait photographs at the NPG is prefaced by a corridor selection of shots…

Happy with unhappiness

12 February 2005 12:00 am

This is the time of year when the Royal Opera aims to keep people happy by providing standard fare, usually,…

Loitering with Mozart

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Loitering with Mozart

Master orator

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Master orator

Spendthrift fever

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Spendthrift fever