Arts

Celebrating Mozart’s genius

21 January 2006 12:00 am

We are in for a media extravaganza. Peter Phillips on the pros and cons

What’s the point?

21 January 2006 12:00 am

The older I get the less tolerant I grow towards any form of entertainment — a play, a film, a…

Poetry of place

21 January 2006 12:00 am

Is London a model city or a sink of iniquity? Defining things in terms of extremes is of course a…

Adventures of the gods

21 January 2006 12:00 am

The Christian Church sought to banish the ancient gods, but their fascination proved too strong. Their reappearance in their many…

Meet the moppets

21 January 2006 12:00 am

Years ago a movie buff pal said to me he couldn’t understand why I liked the theatre. ‘A great show…

Man of distinction

14 January 2006 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the great talent of a 17th-century gentleman amateur painter

Abuse and censorship

14 January 2006 12:00 am

The distaste for torture and abuse of prisoners or detainees has never been shared by everyone in this country, though…

That elusive something

14 January 2006 12:00 am

There’s a central chapter in Moby Dick where the narrator Ishmael traces his fascination with the whale to the colour…

Pleasure count

14 January 2006 12:00 am

Humperdinck’s minor masterpiece Hansel and Gretel is one of those operas that disappears for a time and then comes in…

Bleak portrait

14 January 2006 12:00 am

‘You know I ain’t queer,’ Ennis Del Mar says to Jack Twist. ‘Me neither,’ says Jack. Then they get back…

Grand tour of Venice

7 January 2006 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the splendour of the Canaletto exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery

Social outlaw

7 January 2006 12:00 am

It’s the morning of 2 January as I write, and I’m gloomily contemplating my New Year’s resolutions. Actually, gloomily is…

Importance of hummability

7 January 2006 12:00 am

In a recent article in the Times, Matthew Parris wrote stirringly about the inspiration which may come from listening to…

Festive viewing

7 January 2006 12:00 am

I can’t remember a Christmas where I watched so little Christmas TV as this one, which is a shame in…

Near perfection

7 January 2006 12:00 am

The Royal Opera’s new production of Rossini’s supreme Il Barbiere di Siviglia affords one of the few evenings of near…

A look ahead

31 December 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth believes 2006 will be a great year for exhibitions

A First for skill

31 December 2005 12:00 am

A First for skill

Mercy killing

31 December 2005 12:00 am

Mercy killing

Christmas round-up

17 December 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth takes a trip round the galleries and finds much to enjoy

Festive spirit

17 December 2005 12:00 am

Festive spirit

Irresistibly moving

17 December 2005 12:00 am

English National Opera’s production of Billy Budd originated in Wales seven years ago, and is also shared with Opera Australia.…

All in the mind

17 December 2005 12:00 am

On Ego is a lecture that turns into a nightmare. An amiable young neurologist, Alex, strolls on stage and addresses…

Magical touch

17 December 2005 12:00 am

Oh joy, oh bliss, it is Nutcracker season again! Hordes of overdressed and overexcited children invade our theatres, much to…

Beguiling visionary

10 December 2005 12:00 am

This year is the bicentenary of Samuel Palmer’s birth, and the British Museum, in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum in…

Change of heart

10 December 2005 12:00 am

When I started writing this column in 2001 I didn’t have much time for the theatre. As a child of…